Problem

Private ownership

Other Names:
Abuse of individual property
Individualistic disposition of productive property
Static land ownership
Monopolized land ownership
Unfair distribution of land ownership
Individualistic spirit of economic life
Nature:

The ownership, use and sale of productive property has become a right of the individual rather than a privilege. The context out of which decisions are made about ownership has been reduced to a tension between individual or corporate self-interest and benevolent good will, both of which are often two sides of self satisfaction. Concern for the larger economy, global ecology or other transnational issues is a function of other pressures, like political awareness of the environment.

Incidence:

18 land owners own 75 percent of the state of Maine, USA. These landowners pay only 0.2 percent of the state's taxes.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
15.05.2019 – 21:24 CEST