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The Best of the OLL No. 1: John Locke, “Of Property” (1689)

This is part of “The Best of the Online Library of Liberty” which is a collection of some of the most important material in the OLL. This one comes from John Locke’s "Second Treatise of Government” and is the chapter in which he defends his idea of the natural right to acquire, use, and trade property.