Property: Mainstream and Critical Positions/Veblen

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Ownership of natural resources – lands, forests, mineral deposits, water- power, harbor rights, franchises etc. – rests not on a natural right of workmanship but on the ancient feudalistic ground of privilege and prescriptive tenure, vested interest, which runs back to the right of seizure by force [...]
Thorstein Veblen cited in C.B. MacPherson, "Property: Mainstream and Critical Positions, 1978."