‘Property is not (just) private’

“Property is guaranteed. That’s what the German Constitution says, and from a common liberal perspective, freedom of property is a pretty straightforward thing: Here I am, my own proper body, my own hands‘ work and its fruits, what belongs to me, what is mine. There is the state, which would possibly take what is mine and subject it to its own purposes, if it were allowed to do so. But it is not. That is my fundamental right. The beauty of this fundamental right is that it gets ever more peculiar the more you look at it …” (more)

[Maximilian Steinbeis, Verfassungsblog, 17 September]

First posted 2021-09-18 10:00:17

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