Speeches

Cheated, Robbed and Bamboozled

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Richard Cobden: Parliamentary Corn Law debates [1845] “I warn ministers, and I warn landlords and the aristocracy of this country, against forcing on the attention of the middle and industrial classes, the subject of taxation ….. If you were to bring forward the history of taxation in this country for the last 150 years, you […]

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How To Abolish Unfair Taxation

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Clarence Darrow, Attorney, Philosopher Clarence Darrow of Chicago became known and respected the world round as a courageous and intelligent foe of special privilege and monopoly. His social and economic philosophy rested on the same basic principles as those of Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln. Everybody nowadays is anxious to help do something […]

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The Mother of All Monopolies

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Winston Churchill – From a Speech Delivered at King’s Theatre in Edinburgh on 17 July 1909 It is quite true that land monopoly is not the only monopoly which exists, but it is by far the greatest of monopolies – it is a perpetual monopoly, and it is the mother of all other forms of […]

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Land Price as a Cause of Poverty

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Winston Churchill’s Speech in the House of Commons, 4 May 1909, in response to Mr AJ Balfour, Leader of the Opposition The immemorial custom of nearly every modern State, the mature conclusions of many of the greatest thinkers, have placed the tenure, transfer, and obligations of land in a wholly different category from other classes […]

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