Who chooses? Who benefits? Who pays? What's fair? These four segments from Reason.tv raise these questions as they examine conflicts over property rights and government regulations.
"The Tragedy of Urban Renewal" In the mid-20th century, cities across the country began Urban Renewal programs to redevelop run-down areas. What was the cost for those whose neighborhoods were targeted?
"DC Taxi Heist" In the nation's capital, a new system is proposed to regulate the taxi industry. But who really benefits from this new program?
"Battle for the California Desert" In California's Antelope Valley, a battle is raging over private property rights and zoning and code enforcement. Who should choose what individuals do with their own land?
"How to Save a Dying Ocean" Across the globe many fish populations are dying off due to over-fishing. What's a fair way to solve this problem?
Who Owns What? covers numerous educational standards across several subject areas including ELL, Media/Technology, Language Arts, and Social Studies for Grades 7-12.