National Affairs: Lobby Duel

What is Property?

Sir William Blackstone, 18th Century English jurist, called it: "The sole and despotic dominion which one claims and exercises over the external things of the world in total exclusion of the right of any other individual in the world."

Senator Henrik Shipstead, 20th Century Minnesota dentist, in a Senate bill to amend the judiciary law, has translated the "external things of the world" into things "tangible and transferable."

Because of this translation, scores of bigwigs in the American Federation of Labor and many more representing U. S. manufacturers, railroaders and other...

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