I've written before on the importance of the Christian ethic of private property as it relates to economic policy. One issue that starkly illustrates this fact is eminent domain, a fancy name for government theft of property.
The Independent Institute has just published a new book edited by Bruce Benson on government confiscation of property via eminent domain and other regulation. Property Rights: Eminent Domain and Regulatory Takings Re-examined looks to be the new go-to book on this issue. It should be of great interest for anyone interested in the nature of consequences of state violation of private property rights.