Innovations in property rights (theological edition)

Deities can actually own property in India, though the law treats them as minors and they must be represented by an official guardian.

From a New Yorker article on the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple in communist Kerala. Billions in gold, jewels and antiquities were recently discovered beneath it.

Possibly one of the best lines in the article:

I asked him what he thinks Marx and Lenin would have done. The activist, shifting in his chair, replied, “When they are reincarnated, we must ask them.”

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