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Quotes:

“The grey heads and bald heads are in the majority. The problem which confronts those of us who want the torch held up in the future, is to fill up the ranks. In order to do this many things must be done, but we must not depend on the old or middle-aged. Somehow or other we must devise a way to reach the minds of the young people – when their minds are open, when they are ready for new truths.”

Mr. Rose, of Kansas City, Missouri (from a speech at the 1928 Henry George Foundation Congress, Chicago. Reprinted in: Land and Freedom, September-October 1928)

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"These Islands are not very large. It is plainly conceivable estates might grow to fifteen million acres or more. ...These things might be for the general advantage, ...but if not, does any man possessing anything which he is pleased to call his mind, deny that a state of law under which such mischiefs should exist, under which the country itself would exist, not for its people but for a mere handful of them, ought to be instantly and absolutely set aside?" Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
[From: "The Laws of Property," an address before the Glasgow Juridical Society, Macmillan's Magazine, April, 1888, p. 406]

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"What gives urban land its value, apart form the few cents per square foot which the developer has to spend on roads, water and sewerage connection, is its proximity to opportunities for employment, shopping, education, etc. In other words, the seller of urban land is mainly selling the fruits of other people's labour. The requirements of social justice would therefore indicate that heavy taxes should be imposed on land." Colin Clark, [Professor of Economics, November 1974]

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"Rent is the secret tax the wealthy charge the poor." Dr. Joseph Stiglitz, 1998

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