Ashur (ancient capital of Assyria)

“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.

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