Private Versus Public

by Handsome Matt

A good friend of mine pointed out recently, that there has to be a preservation of private property rights in any discussion.

The issue is ownership.

If everyone “owns” something, then no one does. Nor does anyone take care of it. Like renters versus homeowners.

Private ownership means an individual or a group of individuals have a vested interest. They’re willing to take care of it, to do what is necessary to protect it, to keep it healthy.

There are certain instances where the government can and should be put in charge, or at the very least adopt a regulatory role (national parks for example). But the key to preservation, sustainability, and conservation is vested private owners.