These four segments from Reason.tv raise these questions as they examine conflicts over property rights and government regulations.
"The Tragedy of Urban Renewal"
In the mid-20th century, cities across the country began urban renewal programs to redevelop run-down areas. What was the cost for those whose neighborhoods were targeted?
"DC Taxi Heist"
In the nation's capital, a new system is proposed to regulate the taxi industry. But who really benefits from this new program?
"Battle for the California Desert"
In California's Antelope Valley, a battle is raging over private property rights and zoning and code enforcement. Who should choose what individuals do with their own land?
"How to Save a Dying Ocean"
Across the globe many fish populations are dying off due to over-fishing. What's a fair way to solve this problem?
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