Social Justice; A Critical Essay by Westel Woodbury WilloughbySocial Justice; A Critical Essay by Westel Woodbury Willoughby

Social Justice; A Critical Essay

byWestel Woodbury Willoughby

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 Excerpt: ...1 Progress and Poverty, Book VII, Chapter III. But, says George, "To buy up individual property rights would merely be to give the landholders in another form a claim of the same kind and amount that their possession of land now gives them; it would be to raise for them by taxation the same proportion of the earnings of labor and capital that they are now enabled to produce. Their unjust advantage would be preserved, and the unjust disadvantage of the non-landholders would be continued." To this we reply, if this be true, then the existence of a capitalistic class, however their wealth be originally obtained, is unjust; whereas, as we have already shown, this is not so. In fact, George himself, though not upon proper grounds, defends the existence of an interest-securing class. It will be interesting to see how he does this. "If wealth," he says, "consisted but of the inert matter of the universe, and production of working up this inert matter into different shapes,... interest would be but the robbery of industry, and could not longer exist.... But all wealth is not of the nature of planes, or planks, or money, which has no reproductive power, nor is all production merely the turning into other forms of this inert matter of the universe. It is true that if I put away money, it will not increase. But suppose, instead, I put away wine. At the end of the year I will have an increased value, for the wine will have improved in quality. Or supposing that, in a country adapted to them, I set out bees; at the end of the year I will have more swarms of bees and the honey which they have made. Or supposing, where there is a range, I turn out sheep, or hogs, or cattle; at the end of the year I will, upon the average, also have an increase. No...
Title:Social Justice; A Critical EssayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:May 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217553443

ISBN - 13:9780217553445