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Who Owns What?

Format: DVD
Length: 28:30
Grade Level: 7-12+ | Price: $ 15.00
Closed Captioned:

DVD: English

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?

Subject Areas

Business / Family & Consumer Science


Science & Technology

U.S. History / Government & Civics



Property Rights


United States


African-American History


Eminent Domain



Natural Resources

Tragedy of the Commons

Urban Renewal


Excellent, thought provoking video that encouraged classroom discussion.

Daniel Allison
Crestview, FL

Students loved this video because it was so thought-provoking. The issues are not simple and this caused the students to examine both sides of the debate. A+!!!

Jennifer Grant
Lexington, SC

The video was really good! It allows me to present information beyond that contained in textbooks. It opens the door for a lively class discussion.

Sherry Blackmon
Arab, AL

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