In America property rights have plummeted in the first decade and a half of the 21st century. No surprise then that the economy has also weakened during those years since property rights are a critical factor in creating a strong economy.
Key policies that have undermined property rights in America include excessive use of conservation easements and the Antiquities Act. These two property rights stealing tactics take more and more rural land out of private ownership and into the public domain (where little if any taxes are collected, the land is often poorly monitored, and the land and mineral resources below the ground will never be allowed to add to the economic prosperity of future generations).
Meanwhile property values in the suburbs will plummet once policies like Affirmatively Forwarding Fair Housing and other even more egregious regulations force low-income residents out of their neighborhoods and into the suburbs. Please follow these links to learn more about the destruction of our property rights and economy.