Land and Its Rent Volume 3

Land and Its Rent Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...soil, it is only a pareetle infime '-' which goes to the proprietor. The English school of economists, he declares, have exagger 1 La Repartition des Richesses. Paris, 1882. 1 La Repartition des Richesses, p. 103. 2 Ibid. p. 113. ated singulierement the pretended privilege of the rural proprietor; " to speak the truth, it is not even an exaggeration, but a veritable travesty of facts." 1 For the support of his views regarding the narrowness of the influence exerted by rent upon the distribution of wealth, this writer relies chiefly upon the argument derived from what Mr. Carey calls the cost of producing farms. The French economist is not only much more moderate in his assertions than the American economist, whom he follows on this line, but he brings to the discussion a far higher degree of statistical ability, and draws upon a much wider range of statistical data. He does not, indeed, reach any such sweeping conclusion as that there is no township or parish the present value of whose lands would repay the labor which has been expended upon them; yet, after a wide-reaching discussion of all the facts at his command, he issues with this result, that the enhancement of rents in England, France, and Belgium during the last seventyfive years--or, say, since the peace of 1815--has not amounted to a sum greatly in excess of a fair interest return upon the expenditures directed towards the improvement of the soil within the same period. 1 La. Repartition des Richesses, pp. 115, 116. Now, the force of this argument has already been sufficiently discussed while we were dealing with Mr. Carey's attack on Ricardo. I have sought to show that expenditures upon land are, in very large part, made in the...
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  • Paperback | 44 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236940709
  • 9781236940704