Dawn Allen

Dawn Allen is a freelance writer and editor who is passionate about sustainability, political economy, gardening, traditional craftwork, and simple living. She and her husband are currently renovating a rural homestead in southeastern Michigan.

Open Fields Have Eyes

The Open Fields doctrine means that even when you’re out in the middle of your own woods, far from the prying eyes of passers-by, maybe you’re never really alone.

Taking Your Stuff

Despite a victory for property rights advocates, taking your stuff is still a lucrative way for governments to fill the gap left by a crumbling tax base.