“The irregular planning of the town indicates a strict respect for property rights and land tenure.”
Fascinating implication here. To make a town regularly planned in neat squares or circles, property must be confiscated and reassigned, by definition. You could almost measure the amount of economic and political freedom in a country by the inverse of the number of planned communities.
I can’t resist. Guess which town this is?
That’s right–Washington, D.C. Respecting property rights since 1790.
Illustration source: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/78/L%27Enfant_plan.jpg