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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 70

National Association Work

National Association Work.

Now it may be noticed that the Association proposes to promote the above enterprises "by removing all unnecessary obstacle to their development." Are there any obstacles? Is there a [unclear: dam] in the way which, if it be removed, will let the flood of prosperity flow over the land? If so, where is it? "What is it? Who put it there? How can we get it away? Who is sufficient for that thing? Obstacle number one is want of confidence. Men with money are loth to invest it in anything at the present time. They say," If we buy land from the Government or private persons we may soon be penally taxed for the crime of doing so, and while Government panders to socialists on one hand and land nationalisers on the other hand, we may some day find ourselves minus our land and money too.