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Does the concept of private ownership of property imply certain inherent rights, rights that a state has no right to take away? If you own a business do you have a right to fire any employee anytime for any reason? Should you have this right? Is there an inherent right here? Suppose the employee has been working for you for 20 years, has been a good worker, and you have no good reason for firing him. Should you still have the right to fire him if that is your desire? (Perhaps you just want to replace him with a friend that you wish to provide with a job). If you own a business aren't there certain inherent rights that you have in regard to it --- like total rights in regard to operation and control? Can business operate without these rights? Isn't the right to freely hire and fire essential to the conduct of a business? Can business thrive in any country if it is deprived of these rights? To state the above questions in a slightly different way, suppose you are an employee who has been working on a job for 20 years and have been a good employee. Do you have any rights in regard to your job? If you are faced with being fired do you have any rights? Suppose you own a rental property. Do you have an inherent right to get rid of any tenant anytime for any reason (assuming he is not protected by a lease)? Does any renter have any rights to a property except those granted to him by a lease? Suppose he has lived there 20 years and the property owner suddenly wants him to leave. Does he have any right to continue living there by virtue of the fact that he has lived there for 20 years and been a good tenant? Suppose you have a rental property on the market for rent. Do you have an inherent right to absolute right of control over who lives in the house? Do you have an inherent right to accept or reject any person who applies to rent it? Does any person have any rights in regard to your property other than those you grant to him through a lease? Don't anti- discrimination laws violate inherent rights with respect to property? Suppose you own a car. Does anyone have any right to use or operate your car unless you give him that right? Mar 1995 More from SolitaryRoad.com:
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