How does the United States Government..
Promote and secure competition in a market economy?
Protect private property rights in a market economy?
Justice and utility are the two main defenses in private property rights. Justice treats property as a right that can not be denied even if property is not being used. Being able to own property is an inherent right. The government must encourage widespread ownership of property and must protect private property owners from other citizens and the government itself. However, the government has a right to reposes any type of property if it is not causing harm to a community or isn't being paid for in a timely manner.