Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Letter Against Hsu Shih-jung (徐世榮)


Hsu Shih-jung's (徐世榮) piece published today (September 6th) was not a defence of the farmers who have had their property rights violated - it was actually a perverse, yet entirely predictable defence of the land expropriation act.

The chairman of National Chengchi University’s Department of Land Economics does not oppose legalized theft per se, he merely opposes what he sees as an insufficiency of lubrication in how the State violates the property rights of farmers .

This is no better than quibbling with the manners, cutlery and food safety procedures of cannibals.

For shame.

Yours freely,
Michael Fagan.

(Sent: Tuesday 6th September 2011. Unpublished by the Taipei Times.)

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