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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 71


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Introductory 1
Chap. I.—What the Single Tax Method Is 3
II.—What It Is Not 3
III.—It Supports Freehold Tenure 4
IV.—The Line of Cleavage is Between Land Values and Labour Values 5
V.—It is to be Based Upon Valuation, and Not Competition ... 7
VI.—The Single Tax Contrasted With the Ballance Land Tax 8
VII.—Contrasted With Land Nationalisation 9
VIII.—Tax is Not Strictly a Correct Term 11
IX.—A New Principle is Embodied in the Proposal ... 14
X.—The Change, and Why it is Desired, Stated Briefly ... 17
XI.—Ancient Land Grants, Feudalism, and the Mosaic System... 17
XII.—The Existing Central Fault is Private Monopolisation of Ground Rent 21
XIII.—Production is Stunted, Unjust Distribution and Poverty are Caused, by this Central Fault 23
XIV.—Labour versus Capital is an Incorrect Description of the Issue 29
XV.—The Existence of Unoccupied Land Does Not Neutralise the Fault 31
XVI.—How it Might be Made to Do So 35
XVII.—Land Value is Not a Colonial Asset 38
XVIII.—Income From Ground Rent and From Dividends Contrasted 40
XIX.—The Single Tasters' Definition of Ground Rent 42
XX.—Ground Rent Must All be Taken for Public Revenue 44
XXI.—Selling Values Killed by Nationalising Ground Rent 45
XXII.—A Land-Value Tax is Not an Additional Harden on Land 46
XXIII.—The Effect Upon Landowners Produced by the Change 47
XXIV.—The Resulting Increase of General Incomes, Employment, Production, and Savings: the Improved Opportunity for Self-Employment 51
XXV.—The Old "Stock Objections" Don't Apply 56
XXVI.—Why the New Method Would be the Reverse of Oppressive 57
XXVII.—It is the Fitting Sequel to the Abolition of the Corn Laws in England 59
XXVIII.—The Principal Obstacle to the Reform 60
XXIX.—Four Objections to (living Compensation 60
XXX.—Why the Reform Would Not be Unjust 70
XXXI.—The Hopefulness of the Reform to Wage Earners, as Compared With Trades Unionism 75
Recapitulation 77