Western Sydney University Researcher Louise Crabtree, writing for The Conversation, thinks in a world torn by climate disasters ownership of private property may have to be sacrificed, to be replaced by a system of housing cooperatives or a roaming right to reside.
Reminds me a bit of that bit of utopian fantasy about the world of the future where there is no privacy, and no one owns anything, because magic. Ms. Crabtree’s thesis is in the interest of ‘Climate Change,’ we will have to change (i.e. abandon) our notion of private property in favor of that used by “indigenous peoples” (i.e. people who lived as nomadic hunter-gatherers with life spans of 30 before they appropriated elements of European civilization). “Some say that First Peoples might have a grasp of property dynamics that is more suited to the times we are entering,” she writes. I have a sneaking suspicion who this “Some” who are saying this is.
So, this Louise Crabtree must be a professor of some form of science relating to the Earth’s complex systems of climate and weather, right? Nope. Well, she must be an economist, right? Nope, wrong again.
Louise was awarded her PhD in Human Geography from Macquarie University in 2007 and has been with Western Sydney University since 2007. Her research focuses on the social, ecological and economic sustainability of community-driven housing developments in Australia; on the uptake of housing innovation in practice and policy; on complex adaptive systems theory in urban contexts; and, on the interfaces between sustainability, property rights, institutional design and democracy. Her recent and ongoing projects focus on two practical areas funded by a series of competitive research grants—community land trusts and participatory mapping methodologies. Both are being used to simultaneously foster social innovation and equity outcomes on the ground, and explore and build theory on multi-stakeholder governance, decolonisation, property law, resilience and citizenship.
So, she lives on piles of burning Government grant money is trying to link her pseudo-scientific field to climate change in hopes of getting more grant money. And it will probably work.
Does this concept that property rights must give way to the ‘Common Good’ sound at all familiar?
“The theory of Communism may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.” – Karl Marx, Communist Manifesto.
Anybody wanna try and claim that ‘Climate Change’ isn’t a cover for instituting global Marxism?