Property Systems Analysis

There seem to be three main types of property systems (sets of resource usage rules) among anarchists, and indeed people in general: sticky property, possession property, and collective property. What qualities or characteristics do these have in common and/or differ on in degree? I offer these:

  1. Extent. What individuals or groups are allowed to own property?
  2. Original acquisition. How can property become (legitimately) owned?
  3. Transfer. How can property change owners?
  4. Abandonment conditions. How can property become unowned?
Extent Original Acquisition Transfer Abandonment
Sticky Property
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Totally open;
All people or
sets of people
Homesteading consensual exchange
or gift
strongly favoring owner
Possession Property
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Totally open;
All people or
sets of people
Homesteading consensual exchange
or gift
weakly favoring
owner
Collective Property
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Open, except MOP restricted to current workers or users - consensual exchange
or gift except for MOP
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Geoists, not shown, favor sticky property with the geoist condition that people must pay a land tax/rent on natural resources. Collective property is basically possession property for everything but capital goods aka the means of production. Collectivists generally refer to 'everything but MOP' as "personal property."

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