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- verb Present participle of
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Often the question is asked as to what types of acts constitute or are sufficient for homesteading (or "embordering" as Hoppe sometimes refers to it); what type of "labor" must be "mixed with" a thing; and to what property does the homesteading extend?
Under this approach, every scarce resource -- things that can be contested; rivalrous things; resources that have exclusive use, so that use by me excludes use by you, and so on -- is assigned an owner; that owner is the person who first appropriated or used the property in an embordering way -- that is as an owner.
And if you homestead an unowned resource, such as a field, by using it and thereby establishing publicly visible borders, you own it because this first use and embordering gives you a better claim than latecomers.
- the person who appropriated the resource from its unowned status, by embordering or transforming it