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What views characterize the debate surrounding the morality of property ownership?
- The primary criticism of private property is that it allows some people to possess more than they need while others have need.
- The moral defense of property is that it produces a greater common good than other systems for distributing resources.
- Note: the economic advancement of property-strong vs. property-weak states