Talk:Common ownership

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Common ownership and community ownership seem to be discussing the same topic and thus should be merged. Skomorokh incite 07:30, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

Common ownership has a particular meaning, in particular connected with the owership of a business enterprise by its workers, as formalised in UK legislation, which distinguish it from the broader notion of community ownership. I believe it should remain a separate article.TobyJ (talk) 16:34, 5 February 2008 (UTC)
Seems an odd suggestion. Community ownership covers a multitude of things, but it's not the same as common ownership. (talk) 15:04, 23 April 2008 (UTC)
Common ownership and community ownership Both cover different topics, including where they originated. Community ownership can go from anything from roads to a park. Common Ownership is more socialist in connotation and meaning. Cbwcjw (talk) 17:42, 20 December 2008 (UTC)
Removing merge tags since it's been over three years.--Banana (talk) 00:10, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
It seems like the distinction between Common, Community and Public Ownership isn't clear enough in the article. Khaled Khalil (talk) 11:51, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

LeFevre on common ownership in ancient Egypt[edit]

The article states that "Robert LeFevre argued that collective ownership of land started to wither since the start of farming in Egypt and the Middle East."; while in fact the reference only citing Egypt on the emergence of private ownership:
p. 48 of The Philosophy of Ownership: "There is considerable evidence that when cities were first developed, and possibly before, land was privately claimed for farming purposes in Egypt and the Middle East.", and p. 51 :"In both ancient Egypt and Assyria, as well as India, Greece, and the Roman provinces, private holdings of land were respected and held safe and sacred long before governments of any kind ever pretended to defend the ownership of land.". Khaled Khalil (talk) 11:51, 12 January 2012 (UTC)