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3,701. For over twenty years [Dennis] Hope has been making one of the most improbable livings ever heard of: he sells property on the moon. (Moon & Property) Horizon: Moon for Sale 2007
4,898. There is something that Governments care far more for than human life, and that is the security of property, and so it is through property that we shall strike the enemy … I say to the government: You have not dared to take the leaders of Ulster for their incitement to rebellion. Take me if you dare. (Suffragette & Property) Emmeline Pankhurst, speech 17th October 1912
4,899. The argument of the broken window pane is the most valuable argument in modern politics. (Suffragette & Property) Emmeline Pankhurst
4,922. Next to the right of liberty, the right of property is the most important individual right guaranteed by the Constitution and the one which, united with that of personal liberty, has contributed more to the growth of civilisation than any other institution established by the human race. (Right & Liberty & Property & Civil Liberty) William Howard Taft
4,999. The first man who, having fenced in a piece of land, said, ‘This is mine’ and found people naïve enough to believe him, that man was the true founder of civil society. From how many crimes, wars, and murders, from how many horrors and misfortunes might not any one have saved mankind, by pulling up the stakes, or filling up the ditch, and crying to his fellows: ‘Beware of listening to this impostor; you are undone if you once forget that the fruits of the earth belong to us all, and the earth itself to nobody’ (Equality & Property & Society & Socialism) Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Discourse on Inequality 1754
5,399. Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place. (Civil Liberties & Liberty & Property & Law) Frederic Bastiat, The Law
5,400. No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session. (Civil Liberty & Liberty & Property & Law & Government) Gideon John Tucker
5,477. However distinguished by rank or property, in the rights of freedom we are all equal. (Freedom & Equality & Property & Rights) Junius, cited Public Advertiser 19th March 1770
5,565. Nothing is so important for freedom as recognizing in the law each individual’s natural right to property, and giving individuals a sense that they own something that they’re responsible for, that they have control over, and that they can dispose of. (Freedom & Property) Milton Friedman
12,941. According to Canon Law the control of all property of the Roman Church-state belongs to the Pope, the supreme Emperor. (Catholicism & Pope & Property) Thomas J Reese, Inside the Vatican: The Politics and Organisation of the Catholic Church
31,827. The government was addicted like a street crack cocaine addict from all the revenue that came from the property bubble. (Ireland & Property) Colm MacEochaidh, barrister and political commentator
31,829. It’s a story of extravagant boom. And spectacular bust. Ireland’s economic collapse caught everyone in its wake. Thousands are moving away. (Ireland & Property) Fergal Keane, Panorama: How to Blow a Fortune 2011
31,830. Ireland’s boom made it the envy of the world. Its education, young people and low corporate tax rates made it a magnet for foreign companies. By 2006 it was property that sent the boom into the stratosphere. (Ireland & Property) ibid.
31,831. When the boom started to slow down the government looked around for a new golden goose and it turned to the property industry. That would prove a fateful dependency. Property became Ireland’s gold rush ... The sky was the limit for banks dolling out money for investors. (Ireland & Property & Banks) ibid.
31,832. Today that Ireland seems like another planet. Now, ghost estates like this symbolise the crash that came in 2008. There are more than six hundred of them littered across the country. (Ireland & Property) ibid.
31,833. Ireland’s love affair with property saw estates built all over the country. At the height of the boom Ireland was building the equivalent of seven times more houses than the UK. (Ireland & Property) ibid.
31,834. What made the property spree possible was easy credit ... The mortgage market descended into a feeding frenzy. Subsidiaries of British banks like HBOS & RBS had entered the market sensing lucrative returns. Property fever gripped Ireland. (Ireland & Property & Banks) ibid.
31,835. Property prices everywhere began to fall. For Ireland it spelt disaster. (Ireland & Property) ibid.
31,836. From a debt of millions to billions. (Ireland & Property & Banks) ibid.
31,837. The major Irish banks were dangerously exposed. And one in particular: Anglo-Irish Bank ... Anglo had made the fatal mistake of believing that property prices would keep rising. (Ireland & Property & Banks) ibid.
32,476. And when he is obliged to take the life of any one, to do so when there is a proper justification and manifest reason for it; but above all he must abstain from taking the property of others, for men forget more easily the death of their father than the loss of their patrimony. (King & Monarch & Prince & Advice & Property) Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince
41,676. They’ve created ghettos of fabulously expensive property. (Money & Finance & Rich & Greed & Property) Robert Peston, Super Rich: The Greed Game
43,643. You never see an old estate agent. No, that’s ’cause it is possible to die of shame. (Pub & Property) Al Murray: The Pub Landlord: My Gaff, My Rules, live at London’s Playhouse Theatre
49,599. The point is that there are two different sorts of private property. The one is private property in the means of production: private property in a factory or a mine, or in the land. And the other sort is private property in consumers’ goods, in food and clothing and furniture, in houses, in motor cars, in gardens, in labour-saving devices, in access to amusements, in every sort of thing which we actually use and consume ... It ought to be impossible to mix them up. For there is one rule for distinguishing between them. Private property of the first sort carries an income with it ... Private property of the second sort does not carry an income with it. The economic system which is currently called socialism involves abolishing the first sort of private property in order to increase vastly the second sort of property. (Socialism & Property) John Strachey
49,685. Private property has made us so stupid and partial that an object is only ours when we have it, when it exists for us as capital ... Thus all the physical and intellectual senses have been replaced by ... the sense of having. (Marxism & Property & Capitalism) Karl Marx
49,697. The theory of Communism may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property. (Marxism & Communism & Property) Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto