The Single Tax Review Volume 17

The Single Tax Review Volume 17

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...people. In other States, political activity for the Single Tax had been discouraged or suppressed because the Single Taxers of those States have not recognized the necessity of a separate party to give their views expression at the polls. Such political activity as exists is confined to the efforts of some Single Taxers to obtain influence in the dominant parties. Some recognition of their efforts is usually not difficult to obtain from the party managers of these States. The dominant parties are essentially business organizations. They are principally concerned in the perpetuation of their own existence and the continuation of their own growth. They, therefore, seek to attract the representatives of all shades of political belief which have a definite following, so that the party may strengthen itself by the adhesion of such vote. It accepts the representatives of various beliefs and places them in public office on the implied understanding that they will not so actively advocate their peculiar views as to disturb the harmony of their party relations. Having accepted offices from the party their first obligation is to the party. The party has fulfilled its obligations to them it is now their duty to fulfill their obligation to the party. The party permits and requires them to continue their association with the group who have assisted them with their votes; to pose as their leaders and to encourage them with the hope of the ultimate success of their ideas. But in the meantime all that can be done is to wait for a more auspicious occasion as the time is not ripe for a movement of this kind. So what do Single Taxers gain for Single Tax by voting with the Democratic or Republican parties? They gain false or deluded leaders who endeavor more

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  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236878663
  • 9781236878663