Friday, March 27, 2020
#87 / Property And The Law
I teach in the Legal Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. During this upcoming Spring Quarter, which begins next Monday, I will be teaching a course entitled, "Property And The Law."
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, 1809-1865 (pictured above), is known for his claim that "property is theft." I am going to be sure my students get a chance to think about that!
Students will also be learning about the case that decided "who owns the fox?" The case is Pierson v. Post.
Good faith pursuit of the fox will count for nothing. The fox is owned by the person who kills it first!
(1) - https://libcom.org/history/pierre-joseph-proudhon-1809-1865-biography-dana-ward
(2) - https://pixels.com/featured/red-fox-cub-running-james-warwick.html