Abstract: Both physical and intellectual property rights of individuals are under assault by government takings and regulations which diminish individual rights for the sake of some nebulous "greater good" or special interest.
Keywords: book review, current_events, constitution, law, private property rights, government takings, fifth amendment, land use, unfunded mandates, endangered species, wetlands, zoning, intellectual property, real estate, legislation, United States.
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Title: Property Matters; How Property Rights Are under Assault and why You Should Care
Author: James V. DeLong
Publisher: Free Press
Date Published: March 1997
ISBN: 0684874377
LOCN: KF562.D4 1997
Dewey: 346.7304 21
Pages: 390
Bibliography: 409 entries
Footnotes: 294 entries
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Part I: Laying the Foundation

Chapter 1: Stage Setting

Chapter 2: Some Stories

Chapter 3: A Primer on Property

Chapter 4: Complexities

Chapter 5: Political Legitimacy

Part II: Marching as to War: Environmentalism as Religion and Property as Heresy

Chapter 6: Endangered Species

Chapter 7: Wetlands

Part III: Empires of the West

Chapter 8: The National Commons

Chapter 9: Grass, Timber, Ore -- and Backpackers

Chapter 10: Waterless World

Chapter 11: Sorting it Out

Part IV: Larceny, Grand and Petty

Chapter 12: Land Use and Zoning

Chapter 13: The Quick Tour

Chapter 14: Legal Issues

Part V: Shapes in the Mist

Chapter 15: Matters of the Mind

Chapter 16: Confused Alarms


Author:        DeLong, James V., 1938-
Title:         Property matters : how property rights are under
                  assault--and why you should care / James V. DeLong.
Published:     New York : Free Press, c1997.
Description:   ix, 390 p. ; 25 cm.
LC Call No.:   KF562.D4 1997
Dewey No.:     346.7304 21
ISBN:          0684874377
Notes:         Includes bibliographical references (343-374) and
Subjects:      Right of property -- United States.
               Land use -- Law and legislation -- United
Control No.:   96048280 


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