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Congress, its action against privilege, 164

Dove, Patrick Edward, 11-17; on present land laws, 13; on the right of
each generation to the land, I4ff. ; on the taxation of ground rent, 17

Economic rent, defined, 219. See also Ground rent

Economists' misconception of single tax, i98f . ; fostered by single taxers,

190-200
Ely, Richard T., on single tax, 208

Farmers, effect of single tax on, 231
Forest lands, taxation of, 237
Franchises, taxation of, 93-96

George, Henry, 38-64; forerunners of, 1-37, 239-276; and the writing of
Progress and Poverty, $gff. ; made single tax a living issue, 41 ; pro-
posed a land tax to prevent monopolization and speculation, 41-44; on
rent and the law of rent, 44-50; how equal rights to the land may be
asserted and secured, 50-54; the land tax tried by the canons of taxa-
tion, 54-64 ; his Open Letter to the Pope, 68ff. ; misconceptions of his
opinions, 155-158; and the economists, 190-200; his controversy with
Spencer, 194-200, 276; influenced by Spencer, 276

Germany and the single tax, I79ff.

Goddard, Harold C, on weaknesses of the single taxers, 190

Great Britain and the single tax, i8if.

Ground rent, defined, 26f., 45, 71 f., 87, 123; nature and origin, 25, I24ff. ;
operation, 127; office, I28f . ; cause, I29f. ; maintenance, 131; illustra-
tion, I32f. See also Taxation of ground rent, and Privilege

Hadley, Arthur T., on single tax, 209

Housing problem, conciliation of labor with capital necessary to its solu-
tion, 161; abolition of privilege an aid to solution, 162-170

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280 Index

Improvements, effect of single tax on, io7f. ; taxation of, 224

Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, I ; quoted, 2

Johnson, Alvin S., on single tax, 201-207
Kiao-Chau and the single tax, 179

Labor vs. capital, 161

Land, division of, unjust, 17; nationalization of, 207-213

Land Question, The, quoted, 25-37, 146

Land tax, compared with tariff, 20-22; non-shif table, 134-138; authorities

quoted, 1366*. ; ultimately burdenless, 138-149
Landowners, effect of single tax on, 230
Leo xni, letter of Henry George to, a mistake, 68; letters of Mgr. Burtsell

regarding, 6gf.

Macdonell, Sir John, 23-37; and Henry George, lives compared, 23! ; on
ground rent, its origin and ownership, 25-29; on taxation of ground
rent, 20-37

McGlynn, Rev. Edward, 65-74; a Catholic priest and a disciple of Henry
George, 65; controversy with his ecclesiastical superiors over single
tax, 66ff. ; on private property in land, 71 f. ; on taxation of ground rent,
72ff.

Mill, John Stuart, 5-10; on taxing rent, 6-9

New Zealand and the single tax, 176

Ogilvie, William, 248-257; foreshadowed single tax, 256f.
Open Letter to the Pope, a mistake, 68 ; Mgr. Burtsell on, 69f .
Our Land and Land Policy, quoted, 41-44; a forerunner of Progress and
Poverty, 41

Paine, Thomas, 258-263

Perplexed Philosopher, A, 1946% 276

Personal property, taxation of, i8f., 224

Physiocrats, 241 f.

Principles of Political Economy, quoted, 6-9

Privilege, defined, i6if., 224!; a disturbing factor, 161 ; its abolition to be

sought, 161-170; congressional action against, 164; taxation of, 225
Production, effect of single tax on, loif.
Professors, and the single tax, 201-217

Progress and Poverty, the writing and publication of, 39ff. ; quoted, 44-64
Property, private landed, i6f., 71 f., 266-275; Dove on, I4ff. ; George on,

i55-i6o

Railways and the single tax, io8f.

Rent concept, 150-155

Rent, taxation of, 2-4, 6-10, 17; Ricardo's law of, 47; economic, defined,

219. See also Ground rent and Taxation of ground rent
"Ricardo's law of rent," quoted, 47; certain features of, now discarded,

150-154
Roman Catholic church, controversy in, regarding single tax, 66-74



Index 281

Seager, Henry R., on single tax, 209

Seligman, E. R. A., on single tax, 209

Shearman, Thomas G., 75-119; his work in undeserved neglect, 75f.; sup-
plemented the work of George, 77f . ; life, 79-85 ; on ground rent as the
natural tax, 86-101; on effects of natural taxation, 101-119

Single tax, controversy in Roman Catholic church, 66ff. ; postulates of,
123-149, 215, 227; in Great Britain, i8if. ; in Canada, 172-176; in
Australasia, I76ff.; in Kiao-Chau, 179; in Germany, i79ff-J in the
United States, 183-189; economists' misconception of, 190-200; critics
answered, 201-217; not inimical to middle class, 2O4f. ; not confiscation,
207-213; Bullock on, 208, 213; Ely on, 208; Hadley on, 209; Johnson on,
201-207; Seager on, 209; Seligman on, 209; defined, 219, 221; effect on
wages, 226 ; reasons for, 227 ; an improvement over present systems of
taxation, 228; just to the landowner, 230; effect on farmers, 231 ; effect
on tenants, 231; a "modus operandi," 234ff.; poll of professors on,
233 ; foreshadowed by Ogilvie, 256f. See also Taxation of ground rent

Single taxers, weaknesses of, 190; and the economists, 190-200; their
attacks on the economists, 190-194

Smith, Adam, 1-4; on taxation of ground rent, 2-4

Social Statics, 265-276; weakness, 275f.

Spence, Thomas, 243-247

Spencer, Herbert, 264-276; his controversy with George, 194-200; his in-
fluenbe over George, 276 ; on private property in land, 266-275

Stocks, taxation of, 224

Tariff, compared with land tax, 20-22

Taussig, F. W., on taxation of the future increment, 213

Taxation, natural, a catechism of, 218-237

Taxation of franchises, 93-96

Taxation of ground rent, 134-149; Adam Smith on, 2-4; Mill on, 6-10;
Dove on, 17; Burgess on, 2off. ; Macdonell on, 29-37; Henry George
on, 42ff., 50-54, 58-62, 64; McGlynn on, 72ff. ; Shearman on, 86^101;
a stimulus to production, ioif. ; effect on wages, 101-105; effect on
capital, iosf . ; and the security of property, io6f. ; and improvements,
I07f. ; and the railways, io8f. ; and large fortunes, iO9f. ; and watered
stocks, nof. ; and corruptly obtained franchises, inff. ; and usurped
lands, 113; and government reform, H4f. ; and tenement houses, nof. ;
poll of professors on, 233

Taxation, of personal property, i8f., 224; of improvements, 224; of stocks
and bonds, 224

Tenants, effect of single tax on, 231

Theory of Human Progression, n; quoted, 13-17

Unearned increment, as a cause for the settlement of open land, 205ff. See

^also Ground rent and Single tax
United States and the single tax, 183-189

Wages, effect of single tax on, 101-105





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