Your Book Review: Progress And Poverty




  • where the value of land is highest, civilization exhibits the greatest luxury side by side with the most piteous destitution
  • land, or force everyone to live on some giant
  • If you improve land in some way, you're entitled to own and use that, of course. That's the product of your labor. But to claim exclusive and permanent ownership of the land itself – from which all wealth springs and without which labor is impossible – is to demand the product of other's labor. So to invoke the sanctity of private property to defend private land ownership is self-refuting.
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