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Ours: The Case for Universal Property

by Peter Barnes Author

In this concise and compelling book, entrepreneur and writer Peter Barnes lays out the case for universal property. Rather than being generated primarily by workers and corporations, Barnes argues, most of the existing capital today was actually generated by nature and past human efforts. If some of that co-inherited property were to be set aside in a trust as a form of universal property, Barnes believes that capitalism could be fundamentally transformed into a more equitable and less destructive economic system. As we move into a post-COVID era, the need for such a transformation has never been more apparent. Whether on the right or the left, the ideas presented here merit close consideration.