We ran into this collection of historic quotes about land rights and economics . . . it’s nice to be inspired.

Here are a couple we liked:

george-henry“The equal right of all men and women to the use of land is as clear as their equal right to breathe the air. It is a right proclaimed by the fact of their existence. For we cannot suppose that some men and women have a right to be in this world and others do not.”

Henry George






smith-adam“Ground rents are a species of revenue which the owner, in many cases, enjoys without any care or attention of his own. Ground rents are, therefore, perhaps a species of revenue which can best bear to have a peculiar tax imposed upon them.”

Adam Smith





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Voices from the Past
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