Civil Liberties

Chinese Property Rights


The picture above comes from China, where a woman refused to sell her house to developers. They developed around her. The pertinent part is that this woman did at least get to keep hher house. Okay, so the family is rumored to have connections in government. The comparison isn't perfect. Still, the photo provides for an interesting contrast between communist China, where there seems to be an emerging interest in property rights, and post-Kelo America, where those rights are on the wane.

ADDENDUM: Comenter "Jake" points to this IHT article which explains that the occupant is a woman, and that she may still lose the house. Gender corrected above.  More here .