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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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https://books.google.com/books?pg=PA26&id=5VKP3aty_U4C#v=onepage&q&f=false From The Conservator, April, 1895 from the masthead: "The Conservator is an exponent of the world movement in Ethics. It is not published in the interest of any sect or party, but of Ethical principle and practice as reflected... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2020 at LVTFan's Blog
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This appeared in Single Tax Review in Autumn, 1905. THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE VINDICATED. (For the Review.) By J. W. BENGOUGH. There are some people in the United States who take the position more or less openly that the Declaration... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2020 at LVTFan's Blog
John Wilson Bengough was a skilled artist and cartoonist, but he was also skilled with words. This appeared in Single Tax Review, Winter 1906. “PROPUTTY.” (For the Review.) A LECTURETTE IN RHYME. I took up my Tennyson lately and read... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2020 at LVTFan's Blog
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"The Single Tax party had a curious electioneering badge for use in the New York Mayoralty Campaign. This consisted of a white cat with an arched back, and hair on end, while round the border is the legend "Free Trade,... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2020 at LVTFan's Blog
The final few pages of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' 1942 book Cross Creek, ring with the thought of Thomas Jefferson and Henry George: I had a letter from a friend at this time, saying "I am a firm believer in property... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2020 at LVTFan's Blog
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If you've been reading about Henry George's ideas for a while, particularly in older writings, you might have come across references to "seeing the cat." It might be "have you seen the cat?" or "how I saw the cat" or... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2020 at LVTFan's Blog
From The Sacramento Bee, July 18, 1900: Mary and Her Landlord Mary opened a little shop To help her on life's way: And honest toil found its reward And it began to pay. “How's biz?" the landlords often asked, And... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2020 at LVTFan's Blog
This tribute, by Phil Francis, appeared in the 1897-11-12 issue of the Sacramento Bee, about 2 weeks after Henry George's death in NYC, and was reprinted from the Stockton Mail. Some of seems a bit overwrought today, perhaps, particularly to... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2020 at LVTFan's Blog
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"ON EARTH PEACE, GOOD WILL TOWARD MEN." T. V. POWDERLY. Terence V. Powderly was born January 22, 1849, at Carbondale, Pennsylvania. His parents were natives of Ireland and were honest hard-working people.The boy's school days ended at the age of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2020 at LVTFan's Blog
I had thought that this phrase came from J. W. Bengough, in 1914. (For quite some time, I thought I'd originated it, in the shower one morning around 2010, and was later delighted to find that Bengough, creator of The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2020 at LVTFan's Blog
Some governments are better than others, but there is not a really good government on the face of the earth that raises its revenues by indirect taxation. It is impossible. Such a government must rob one citizen of wealth to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2020 at LVTFan's Blog
All men have equal right to life. Life depends absolutely upon land. Therefore all have equal right to land. Some must occupy more valuable land than others. Equal right demands that landholders pay the yearly value of land Into a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2020 at LVTFan's Blog
Another gem, also from the Leavenworth Labor News -- a little bit of filler at the bottom of a column: Qualified Ownership The moral law recognizes three kinds of ownership: what belongs to me, what belongs to you, and what... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2020 at LVTFan's Blog
This is an editorial from the Leavenworth (KS) Labor News of February 10, 1893. This newspaper is available on Newspapers.com, and it, along with the Fairhope (AL) Courier, is a wonderful resource. The Galveston News has an editorial on the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2020 at LVTFan's Blog
Earlier this week, five of us, in Arden, sat down to play The Landlord's Game, for the first time. The next day, I went searching for more information in old newspapers, and found what I think is an anonymous letter... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2020 at LVTFan's Blog
"We have no hesitation in declaring our belief that the ideal of taxation lies in the single land tax, laid exclusively on the rental value of land independent of improvements. It is the real estate tax pushed to its logical... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2019 at LVTFan's Blog
Here's a more complete version: Men of England, wherefore plow For the lords who lay ye low? Wherefore weave with toil and care The rich robes your tyrants wear? Wherefore feed and clothe and save, From the cradle to the grave, Those ungrateful drones who would Drain your sweat, nay, drink your blood? Have ye leisure, comfort, calm, Shelter, food, love’s gentle balm? Or what is it ye buy so dear Whith your pain and with your fear? The seed ye sow another reaps; The wealth ye find another keeps; The robes ye weave another wears; The arms ye forge another bears. Sow seed, but let no tyrant reap; Find wealth, let no imposter heap; Weave robes, let not the idle wear; Forge arms, in your defense to bear. 1819
It is worth considering that one of the reasons that people are having more difficulty saving for retirement now than they did, say, 10 or 20 or 30 years ago, is that housing costs are absorbing a larger portion of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2018 at LVTFan's Blog
The two letters to which this first article of the series respond are appended below the article itself. The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW: 1883-1930) Sat 12 Oct 1889, Page 5 THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE SINGLE TAX. By J. Farrell. No.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at LVTFan's Blog
The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW: 1883-1930) Sat 19 Oct 1889 Page 5 THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE SINGLE TAX. BY J. FARRELL No. II. THE NEED FOR REFORM. The speaker with whose words I closed my paper of last week went... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at LVTFan's Blog
The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW: 1883-1930) Sat 2 Nov 1889 Page 5 The Philosophy of the Single Tax By J. FARRELL No. III. THE NEW DOCTRINE. It should be evident that the first essential to any philosophical inquiry into social... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at LVTFan's Blog
The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW: 1883-1930) Sat 9 Nov 1889 Page 10 The Philosophy of the Single Tax by J. Farrell No. IV The Heart of the Matter "The laws of distribution are obviously laws of proportion, and must be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at LVTFan's Blog
This originally appeared in two installments. They're presented together here. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/235800586 The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW: 1883-1930) Sat 23 Nov 1889 Page 9 THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE SINGLE TAX. By J. Farrell. No. V. The Humbug of Protection I write... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at LVTFan's Blog
The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW: 1883-1930) Sat 4 Jan 1890 Page 9 THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE SINGLE TAX. BY J. FARRELL. No. VI. TRADES UNIONISM AND SOCIALISM. It is not probable that the protective delusion will so possess the people... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at LVTFan's Blog
The letter to which this is replying follows the article itself here. The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW: 1883-1930) Sat 18 Jan 1890 Page 9 THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE SINGLE TAX. By J. Farrell No. VII. CHIEFLY IN REPLY. Before proceeding... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at LVTFan's Blog