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Can Individualism Actually Benefit the Environment?

By Eric Blair
Activist Post

in·di·vid·u·al·ism: Belief in the primary importance of the individual and in the virtues of self-reliance and personal independence; 2. a) A doctrine advocating freedom from government regulation in the pursuit of a person’s economic goals; b) A doctrine holding that the interests of the individual should take precedence over the interests of the state or social group. (Source)

I’m an extreme Individualist for demanding personal freedom and property rights. But I’m also sympathetic to the suffering of my fellow humans and I’m very concerned about the state of the environment. Consequently, the current matrix would pit me against two separate philosophies: the collective good versus individual freedom. Unfortunately, because of this divide, there’s not much discussion about whether what’s good for the individual may also be better for the whole of humanity.

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Property Rights under Attack in NJ Re-zoning Land Grab

By Michael Edwards
Activist Post

Eminent Domain has been used throughout the nation to employ a technique whereby the State can request the sacrifice of personal property in the name of “the greater good.”  Generally there has been some semblance of attempting to hide the collectivist nature of Eminent Domain by properly compensating landowners for their loss.  However, a small town in New Jersey sets the stage for a new form of Eminent Domain where private land can be seized — in perpetuity — with zero compensation.  Under the guise of environmentalism, the town of Kingwood is a prime example of a Communist-style land grab which is at the heart of a global move toward the restriction of personal property rights. [Image]

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