Puzzle Peddler Posted November 7, 2012 Report Share Posted November 7, 2012 (edited) Let's say you own an average house in a subdivision, and you are surrounded on all sides by private property owned by neighbours and private road companies. Now let's say I decided to buy all the land adjacent to your house on all sides (from your neighbours and the road companies). So now your property is surrounded on all sides by my property... What if I do this: 1) I allow you to pass through my land to return to your house from work, and then I erect a 30 foot wall (with no exit) all around your house (the wall itself is on my land). - Legal under capitalism? (I will argue that I am merely exercising the right to build stuff on my own private property) 2) Let's say I don't build a wall, but once you return to your house I refuse to let you trespass on my property again (aka so now you can't leave, because I the land I own completely surrounds your land). Legal under capitalism? Edited November 7, 2012 by Puzzle Peddler Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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