The Complete Works Of Brann, The Iconoclast (volume 3)

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byWilliam Cowper Brann

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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.1919 Excerpt: ... THE SINGLE-TAXERS. "GEORGEISM" BEVIEWED. Of the various political parties and economic schools now striving to solve the industrial problem, none is more enthusiastically aggressive than the so-called SingleTaxers--those who expect, by laying the burden of government altogether upon land, to compel the use or relinquishment of natural opportunities for the production of wealth. The Single-Taxers are quite sure they have discovered an industrial catholicon, and, in season and out of season, they continue, with unabated zeal and unfaltering faith, their "campaign of education," their crusade against professional landlordism. As might be expected, they are regarded with profound aversion by the large land-owners who, driven to bay by this bold assault on prescriptive right, are not particularly choice in their weapons of warfare, resorting to the bludgeon of invective quite as readily as to the rapier of ridicule. It proves nothing to denounce the Single-Taxers as "lunatics" and "crazy communists "--at least nothing further than the inability of their opponents to meet and overcome them in the arena of intellectual controversy. Abuse is neither argument nor good policy--individuals and political parties thrive on it. It is recruiting the ranks of the Single-Taxers and making of the Populists a political power. Abuse is an evidence of logical weakness--is the wild ravings of vindictive ignorance. Lest the landlord class should take fright and refuse to delve deeper here, I hasten to assure them that I am not a disciple of Henry George. He has failed to convince me; but I freely admit that his theories have never been successfully controverted. To answer such a man by calling him a " crank " were too much like the college of cardinals replying to Galileo by putt...

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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.1919 Excerpt: ... THE SINGLE-TAXERS. "GEORGEISM" BEVIEWED. Of the various political parties and economic schools now striving to solve the industr...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217073034

ISBN - 13:9780217073035

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