Usufruct: End Private Property to Solve the Financial Crisis and Create Food Security
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Wed Feb 4 03:31:54 GMT 2009
...Usufruct is an old Roman term for the legal right to enjoying the
replenishable fruits or profits from property owned by another. This
includes the ability sell or let the enjoyment of the usufruct. But what
if the owner was your local community? This would end private property.
In tribal communities usufruct means the land is owned in common by the
tribe or community, but families and individuals have the right to use
plots of land. Most native tribes owned land as a tribal group and not
as individuals. The family never owned the land; they just farmed it. In
a usufruct system, absentee ownership is not permitted. Modern usufruct
examples include Cuba’s successful agricultural system, the traditional
Mexico ejido system, and the right of native Canadian people to hunt and
fish on Crown lands...
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