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Buying Property With a Shovel

As snow continues to blanket much of the East Coast, a critical debate rages on: if you clear a parking spot, do you own it? Pittsblog lays out the arguments for and against the “parking chair thing,” the practice of claiming a spot with a chair after you clear it.? The pro-chair argument goes like this: “I cleared the spot; therefore I own the spot. And if I didn’t own the spot after I cleared it, then I wouldn’t have an adequate incentive to clear the spot. Moreover, the community benefits from my clearing the spot, because that’s one less spot that public authorities will have to clear.”? The anti-chair argument is a little more complicated.? Regardless of your stance, readers should note that retribution for ignoring the rules can be harsh.? (HT: Steven Bone)[%comments]