Mine!, by Michael A. Heller and James Salzman

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Michael Heller teaches property law at Columbia University. Jim Salzman is a leading environmental theorist and teaches environmental law at UCLA. Together, they’ve tackled the concept of ownership, which is not as straightforward as it might seem. Who, for instance, has rights to the space around someone’s seat on an airplane? Who owns the password to an online account? Why does a chair in the street that’s been put there to hold a parking space work in, say, Chicago, but in New York, both the space and the chair would be gone? Why can people sell their blood plasma but not their kidneys? These are just a few of the many situations and puzzles addressed in this intriguing, informative book.

Mine!: How the Hidden Rules of Ownership Control Our Lives By Michael A. Heller, James Salzman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385544726
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Doubleday - March 2nd, 2021