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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 30

Henry George, in his remarkable work "Progress and Poverty," says;

Henry George, in his remarkable work "Progress and Poverty," says;

"The equal right of all men to the use of land is as clear as page 3 their equal right to breathe the air—it is a right proclaimed by the fact of their existence . . . The recognition of individual proprietorship of land is the denial of the natural rights of other individuals; it is a wrong which must show itself in the eqitable division of wealth. For as labour cannot produce without the use of land, the denial of the equal right to the use of land is necessarily the denial of the right of labour to its own produce. If one man can command the land upon which others must labour, he can appropriate the produce of their labour as the price of his permission to labour. The fundamental law of nature that her enjoyment by man shall be consequent upon his exertion is thus violated. The one receives without producing, the others produce without receiving. The one is unjustly enriched, the others are robbed . . . . It is the continuous increase of rent—the price that labour is compelled to pay for the use of land, which strips the many of the wealth they justly earn, to pile it up in the hands of the few who do nothing to earn it."