you can listen and/or download the latest talk show "On The Commons" taped on
Saturday, October 13, 2007. Talk show host Shu Bartholomew talks with
Professor Evan McKenzie, a
well respected authority, and frequent commentator, on the
issues related to homeowner associations.
is the author of Privatopia: Homeowner Associations and the
Rise of Private Residential Government, Professor of
Political Science at the University of Illinois Chicago, Law
professor at the John Marshall School of Law, a practicing
attorney and he still finds time to maintain a blog
Most people believe that ownership
is absolute. You work hard, earn the money to buy
something and once you have bought, and paid for it, you
own it. That includes property. And in the old
days, that is exactly how things worked but over the years,
the notion of absolute ownership has been watered down.
In the case of property ownership, first through local
restrictions and eventually through mandatory memberships in
deed restricted developments.
Are these restrictions limited to
just property ownership or are there other forces at work to
strip Americans of rights and liberties?
Just listen what Professor
McKenzie has to say on these and other issues.
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