Sunday, February 20, 2005

Re: the Ownership Society

A potent alternative perspective from Donzelion regarding our rejection of Bush's "ownership society" goal and understanding of Christianity's relationship to private property rights.

Donzelion argues that seeing private property rights as a sometimes-necessary evil towards achieving other common goals rather than as good in and of themselves doesn't go far enough:

"I’d say that he’s actually got to finish the road that he started: there is no strong defense of ‘property rights’ per se in Christianity."