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Old 05-30-2006, 09:15 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Chrizzle fo' Shizzle
If the lands were held privately, the owners would care more about how it was being treated. If something is public, it belongs to everyone. It therefore belongs to no one, and nobody cares about it
That is the biggest load of crap I've ever heard.

Public property isn't owned by no one, it's owned by everyone. Were the feudal commons destroyed because no one cared about them, or did everyone take care of them and use them relatively sustainably?
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