The Unearned Increment: Or, Reaping Without Sowing

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S. Sonnenschein & Company, 1890 - 156 sivua
 

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Sivu 8 - My father was a yeoman, and had no lands of his own, only he had a farm of three or four pound by year at the uttermost, and hereupon he tilled so much as kept half a dozen men. He had walk for a hundred sheep; and my mother milked thirty kine.
Sivu 141 - Suppose that there is a kind of income which constantly tends to increase, without any exertion or sacrifice on the part of the owners: those owners constituting a class in the community, whom the natural course of things progressively enriches, consistently with complete passiveness on their own part.
Sivu 142 - From the present date, or any subsequent time at which.' the legislature may think fit to assert the principle, I see no objection to declaring that the future increment of rent should be liable to special taxation...
Sivu 142 - ... proportion of the wealth of the community, independently of any trouble or outlay incurred by themselves. They grow richer, as it were in their sleep, without working, risking, or economizing. What claim have they, on the general principle of social justice, to this accession of riches? In what would they have been wronged if society had, from the beginning, reserved , the right of taxing the spontaneous increase of rent, to the highest amount required by financial exigencies?
Sivu 8 - He married my sisters with five pound or twenty nobles a-piece, so that he brought them up in godliness and fear of God. He kept hospitality for his poor neighbours ; and some alms he gave to the poor, and all this he did of the said farm.
Sivu 37 - Both ground-rents, and the ordinary rent of land, are a species of revenue which the owner, in many cases, enjoys without any care or attention of his own. Though a part of this revenue should be taken from him in order to defray the expenses of the state, no discouragement will thereby be given to any sort of industry. The annual produce of the land and...
Sivu 37 - The annual produce of the land and labour of the society, the real wealth and revenue of the great body of the people, might be the same after such a tax as before. Groundrents and the ordinary rent of land are, therefore, perhaps, the species of revenue which can best bear to have a peculiar tax imposed upon them.
Sivu 109 - The ordinary progress of a society which increases in wealth, is at all times tending to augment the incomes of landlords ; to give them both a greater amount and a greater proportion of the wealth of the community, independently of any trouble or outlay incurred by themselves. They grow richer, as it were, in their sleep, without working, risking, or economizing.
Sivu 52 - Lessors :may re-enter upon any part of the said premises in the name of the whole and thereupon the said term of years shall absolutely determine...

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