Locke - Locke, Blackstone & Rousseau Tuesday, March 18,...

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008 2:17 PM Locke: Main Argument:  In a state of nature, where one has control over his/her  own labor, this labor is also considered to be one’s property. Raw materials have little value with out labor. Labor - Property - Property Rights - Money - Scarcity of Property - A Need to Protect Property Rights - A Civil Society Property is the basis for civil society, where both owners and non-owners  of property exist and are governed by laws. Political Liberty: Property is used as a right to throw off tyrannical  governments. Main Problem:  People monopolize on resources and this leads to  scarcity. Labor Theory of Property:  The value of property is based on the amount  of labor. Property rights are a recipe for genocide (Native American land was  common land, which gave right for Europeans to labor on the land and claim 
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course LS 140 taught by Professor Brown during the Spring '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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