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A quote from The Dawn of Everything that I have been thinking about lately:

What makes the Roman Law conception of property - the basis of almost all legal systems today - unique is that the responsibility to care and share is reduced to a minimum, or even eliminated entirely. In Roman Law there are three basic rights relating to possession: usus (the right to use), fructus (the right to enjoy the products of a property, for instance the fruit of a tree), and abusus (the right to damage or destroy). If one has only the first two rights this is referred to as usufruct, and is not considered true possession under the law. The defining feature of true legal property, then, is that one has the option of not taking care of it, or even destroying it at will.

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@andrestaltz %RuvVCrzwGwSxmc0tL6Oco7ovQ1ba6fyPpjJRmn4NmHU=.sha256

Yep, when I read that paragraph I also felt like highlighting it for later. When you think about "destruction" more carefully, it's a bit subjective. Like if you change something significantly, it can be considered by other people as destruction. In software we have this all the time with breaking changes. But it exists in real life too, say (hypothetically) you paint your house with a permanent red color that others can't change in the future, you basically destroyed the experience of a house with normal colors for them. (I could probably make a better example some other day, but you get the point)

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