Like eminent domain, but with guns and spaceships

Of all the too-close readings of “Avatar’s” stilted politics, I enjoyed David Boaz’s take the most. He argues that the film should be interpreted as a straightforward defense of interstellar property rights.

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  1. I haven’t seen the movie, but wouldn’t it, insofar as it does this, be talking more about events like the Trail of Tears and various colonial annexations than individual property rights? The property rights upshot seems less like Kelo, and more like returning the deep south back to the Five Civilized Tribes. Which, by the way, I fully support.

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