This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

Justifications for private property according to Aquinas

Aquinas provides three concise reasons for the above, with which we would be wise to arm ourselves. First, every man is more careful to procure what is for himself alone than that which is common to many or to all. Second, human affairs are conducted more orderly if each man is charged with taking care of some particular thing himself. Third, we know that a more peaceful state is ensured to man if each one is contented with his own.[1]

[1] ST II-II, q. 66, a. 2.

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