Land Nationalisation, Its Necessity and Its Aims: Being a Comparison of the System of Landlord and Tenant with that of Occupying Ownership in Their Influence on the Well-being of the People

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S. Sonnenschein & Company, Lim., 1906 - 252 стор.

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Сторінка 43 - Peasant rents ought never to be arbitrary, never at the discretion of the landlord : either by custom or law, it is imperatively necessary that they should be fixed ; and where no mutually advantageous custom, such as the metayer system of Tuscany, has established itself, reason and experience recommend that they should be fixed by authority : thus changing the rent into a quit-rent, and the farmer into a peasant proprietor.
Сторінка 140 - Wherever grass will grow, there it is ; wherever a rock will bear a blade, verdure is seen upon it ; wherever an ear of rye will ripen, there it is to be found. Barley and oats have also their appropriate spots ; and wherever it is possible to ripen a little patch of wheat, the cultivation of it is attempted. In no country in Europe will be found so few poor as in the Engadine. In the village of Suss, which contains about six hundred inhabitants, there is not a single individual who has not wherewithal...
Сторінка 144 - Moneng, and come presently to a scene which was so new to me in France, that I could hardly believe my own eyes. A succession of many wellbuilt, tight, and comfortable farming cottages built of stone and covered with tiles ; each having its little garden...
Сторінка 42 - Almost alone amongst mankind the cottier is in this condition, that he can scarcely be either better or worse off by any act of his own. If he were industrious or prudent, nobody but his landlord would gain ; if he is lazy or intemperate, it is at his landlord's expense.
Сторінка 174 - ... must be applied for the supply of all his desires; for even the products of the sea cannot be taken, the light of the sun enjoyed, or any of the forces of nature utilized, without the use of land or its products.
Сторінка 144 - Give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden ; give him * Arthur Young's Trtnelt m francl, ml. ip 88. « Ibid. p. 61. a nine years lease of a garden, and he will convert it into a desert.

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