Since we're in an economics mood, can resource theories be used to keep track who appropriates and who expropriates assets and liabilities?

That is to say, can we view David P. Ellerman's work [Hume implies Lock](http://www.ellerman.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Hume-implies-Locke.pdf) in terms of resource theories?

Also, since there is enough economics discussion going on, perhaps an economics discussion group is in order.