Principles of the Civil Code

Jeremy Bentham

Part 2, Chapter 6, Footnote #01
A possible counterexample

There may be some circumstances not included in ordinary rules: the citizens of the smaller Swiss Cantons, for example, possess in common the greater portion of their lands, that is, the High Alps. It is possible that this arrangement may alone be suitable for pastures which are only accessible for part of the year. It is possible that this manner of holding their lands forms the base of a purely democratic constitution, suited to a people shut up in the bosom of their mountain.

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Pcc, Part 2, Chapter 6 Community of Goods---its Inconveniences.