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lvtfan
Interests: economic and social justice, Newfoundlands, better cities, a society and an economy in which all of us can prosper,
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These came from a collection called Liberty Poems, published in 1900, when I was searching for a particular person's work. THREE EASY STEPS DOWN HILL. We've Jingoes. How they love the flag! And here’s a Jingo song: “That flag is... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at LVTFan's Blog
Something the towns seeking to attract Amazon's proposed 2nd Headquarters might consider: TO ATTRACT INDUSTRIES To the Editor of The Inquirer: Our State Legislature has appointed a committee to find out the reason why our industries do not increase faster... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at LVTFan's Blog
Voting Systems To the Editor of The Inquirer: Today you have an editorial in which you commiserate New York City on its faulty electoral system. People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Possibly New York’s system is a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at LVTFan's Blog
Harold Sudell sent this LTE to the Philadelphia Inquirer, in October, 1945 -- but it could have been this year in many American cities and towns: INCENTIVE TAXATION To the Editor of The Inquirer: According to one of your editorials... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at LVTFan's Blog
A fellow named Hugo W. Noren, of Pittsburgh, wrote to the Philadelphia Inquirer, in January 1932: To the Editor of The Inquirer: A gentleman of your city who appears to give largely of his time to promote its welfare sends... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at LVTFan's Blog
A bit in the Philadelphia Inquirer of 1931-09-08 signed by Girard, describes an interesting point made by Harold Sudell: "According to Harold Suddell, noted single-taxer, Herbert Spencer and I have made the same mistake. I do not know if Herb... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at LVTFan's Blog
Exploring some old newspapers, I found a letter to the editor that I thought was a nice simple expression. It was written by someone named Warren T. Lowe, of Media, PA, in 1930. Land Basis to All Business To the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at LVTFan's Blog
A Poem of Political Economy from Grip, mid-1887 likely by J. W. Bengough Capital, Land and Labor Were triplets at their birth, And started out together To cultivate the earth; Quoth they, “We’ll work together, And all the wealth we... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at LVTFan's Blog
The 7 minute video at http://digg.com/video/louis-ck-tells-a-joke is worth your time! Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2017 at LVTFan's Blog
This is from a newsletter about 100 years ago -- SONS OF MARY — AND OF MARTHA “Ninety per cent of the world of men Are envying daily the other ten Who somehow seem to cut the pie As days... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2016 at LVTFan's Blog
TAXATION QUARTERLY October, 1927 TAXATION Baltimore, Md, 10-7-1927. It is impossible to talk taxes without talking government. One is justified is saying: No taxes, no government; no government, no taxes which is to say, if we had no taxes governments... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2016 at LVTFan's Blog
Why I Favor Prohibition By Whidden Graham THE basis of the agitation for prohibitory laws is the assumed right of the "good” people of the country to compel the "bad” people to do what they think is best for them.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2016 at LVTFan's Blog
Making ’Em Think Editor of Reedy's Mirror: The State of California has a Tax Commission, which, unlike most tax commissions, is disposed to study the question of taxation. It is agitating the subject of taxation by asking the people questions.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2016 at LVTFan's Blog
Having taken 4 years to get through high school Latin, without regret, I've always liked the word "radical." It suggests going to the root of things. To quote Thoreau, There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2016 at LVTFan's Blog
From The Public, June 8, 1917 Tenants to Royalty. New York tenants should not be unmindful of the honor conferred upon them by King George, in making Baron Astor into a Viscount. A few years ago these New York tenants... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2016 at LVTFan's Blog
from The Public June 1, 1917 A CHAIN OF REASONING. By H. Heath Bawden. 1— The Universe from our point of view = nature plus human nature 2— Human nature has needs only nature can supply 3— Civilized man has... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2016 at LVTFan's Blog
Two tidbits from The Public, June 1, 1917: Justice consists in doing men no injury; decency, in giving them no offense.—Latin Proverb. • • • If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2016 at LVTFan's Blog
From The Public, May 25, 1917 AN IDLE DIALOG By Ellis O. Jones. An Idle Poor Man met an Idle Rich Man and asked him for assistance, but the Idle Rich Man was impatient. He tried to brush the other... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2016 at LVTFan's Blog
https://archive.org/stream/calspeech1906unse/calspeech1906unse_djvu.txt LAND MONOPOLY AND THE LABOR QUESTION. The Honorable James G. Maguire In the House of Representatives, Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14, 1893. The House having under consideration the bill (H. R. 3687) to amend an act entitled... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2016 at LVTFan's Blog
https://archive.org/stream/calspeech1906unse/calspeech1906unse_djvu.txt CAUSES OF INDUSTRIAL DEPRESSIONS. Speech of the Hon. James G. Maguire In the House of Representatives, Wednesday, August 23, 1893. The House having under consideration the bill (H. R. 1) to repeal a part of an act approved July... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2016 at LVTFan's Blog
Search this on "Santa Marguerita" and on Salinas River. DIRECT TAXATION OF LAND VALUES, Speech of HON. JAMES G. MAGUIRE, of California. In the House of Representatives, Wednesday, January 31, 1894. The House being in Committee of the Whole on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2016 at LVTFan's Blog
SINGLE TAX IN NEW ZEALAND The Honorable James G. Maguire In the House of Representatives, Saturday, August 26, 1893. From the “Congressional Record.” The House having under consideration the bill (H. R. 1) to repeal a part of an act... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2016 at LVTFan's Blog
I found this bit of wisdom in The Public from early 1917: In the establishment of justice, hot-heads are dangerous. The building of a higher civilization will come through the efforts of warm hearts and cool heads --- not cold... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2016 at LVTFan's Blog
http://www.foxandhoundsdaily.com/2016/02/antonin-scalia-on-prop-13-close-enough-for-government-work/ Antonin Scalia on Prop 13: “Close enough for government work” By Joel Fox Editor of Fox & Hounds and President of the Small Business Action Committee Monday, February 15th, 2016 One of the more consequential cases to come out... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2016 at LVTFan's Blog
This appeared in a 1943 Henry George School newsletter (which I'm pretty sure was edited by my grandmother, Marjorie Carter (1902-1963) -- something I'd not been aware of!) It is signed by Louis W. Weston. The Henry George Idea in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2016 at LVTFan's Blog