Property in Land: An Essay on the New Crusade

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Putnam's sons, 1887 - Single tax - 73 pages
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Page 4 - has freedom to do all that he wills, provided he infringes not the equal freedom of any other...
Page 77 - Octavo, paper ....... 25 34 — Torpedoes for National Defence. By WM. H. JAQUES, Lieut, US Navy. Octavo, paper, illustrated .... 50 35 — Unwise Laws.
Page 4 - For if one portion of the earth's surface may justly become the possession of an individual and may be held by him for his sole use and benefit as a thing to which he has an exclusive right, then other portions of the earth's surface may be so held; and eventually the whole of the earth's surface may be so held, and our planet may thus lapse altogether into private hands.
Page 7 - Shall adult males, and all who have reached twenty-one on a specified day, be the fortunate individuals ? If so, what is to be done with those who come of age on the morrow ? Is it proposed that each man, woman, and child, shall have a section ? If so, what becomes of all who are to be born next year ? And what will be the fate of those whose fathers sell their estates and squander the proceeds ? These portionless ones must constitute a class already described as having no right to a resting-place...
Page 48 - A land tax, levied in proportion to the rent of land, and varying with every variation of rent, is in effect a tax on rent...

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