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  • The Edges of the Field
  • Written by Joseph William Singer
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The Edges of the Field

Lessons on the Obligations of Ownership

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In The Edges of the Field Harvard law professor Joseph William Singer offers a brilliant and cogent look at America's complex relation to property and ownership. Incorporating examples as far-reaching as the experience of Malden Mills owner and Polartec manufacturer Aaron Feuerstein, the Torah, and the musical Rent, Singer reminds us that ownership is a curious blend of security and vulnerability between owner and nonowner. He proposes that the manner in which property shapes social relations of power is as important as ownership rights.


A brilliant and creative idea that will sustain for the long-term our economic system. --Aaron Feuerstein, president and CEO of Malden Mills, Inc.

"Startling new answers. Singer turns the inherently inegalitarian implication of property on its head." --(starred review) Publishers Weekly

"In this compact, challenging book, Joseph Singer argues that with property rights go human responsibilities. The result is very welcome, readable achievement [that is] much needed." --Milner S. Ball, author of Called by Stories: Biblical Sagas and Their Challenge for Law

"Harvard law professor Singer is an expert on property law, the focus of this often surprising meditation on what haves and have-nots owe each other." --Booklist

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