Who’s really serious about protecting property rights?

Essay by Ed Quillen

Private property – July 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine

As various municipal and county governments in Central Colorado grapple with planning and zoning, we hear a lot about “property rights,” often in the context of “the damn government is trying to take away my property rights.”

But what, exactly, do we mean by property rights? What is property, and what rights are involved?

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