Archaeologist/children's author Jordan Jacobs suggests that the UK pays people to loot. But what the UK does instead is to give the State a right of first refusal for artifacts found on private land that are properly reported to the authorities. That's called fair compensation for a taking.
Doesn't Jacobs believe the State should compensate people for what it takes? After all, the alternative is state sanctioned theft of the sort found under Communism. Does Jacobs really believe the State should steal from its own citizens? Or, has he not thought through his tweet?