John Locke and the Dakota Access Pipeline

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I first wrote this essay in the spring of 2017 during my sophomore year at the University of South Florida. While the conversation over the Dakota Access Pipeline has since abated, it nonetheless represents a conundrum to which Locke’s ideas maintain an intimate connection.

In this essay I will argue that John Locke, on the issue of the Dakota Access Pipeline, would side with the companies…

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