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LESSON XXX. Not But Would The Its We Land Worth Tax Do you see this Man ? He does not Lookas if he were Rich, does he ? And you can seethat he Works hard. Yet this Man owns a bigpiece of Land. He owns a Farm; a great, wideFarm. And now look at the Man wiih. thePlug Hat. You can see he is a Rich Man byhis Style, and his Hands are Soft and White.He does no Work to Speak of. Yet the Landhe owns is but a Small Lot. Now, does it Lookas though to own Land was the sure Way toget Rich ? Ah, I see your Point. It is not theLand that Tells the Tale, but the Worth of theLand—its Worth in Rent each Year. The TownLot which the Rich Man owns is Small, but itsRent each year is Ten Times that of the BigFarm. It is the Rent that we would Tax, notthe Space, and this Town Man would pay TenTimes more than the Faim Man.
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^^h^:::S: LESSON XXXI. How Of Help Would One Farm Plan Tax Man Here is the Man who Works that Farm.He comes to us and says, Yes, I am Poor; Ican but make Ends meet these Dajs if myHealth is good and my Crops fair. Now, howwould this One-tax plan of a Tax on LandRent help me? We will Tell him. It wouldhelp You this way: the Tax on your Farmwould not be High, for the Pent of your Landeach Year is not a great Sum. You pay thatout of what you Earn, and then you keepthe Rest. The Tax on your Barn, House, andso on, is Gone. Store goods would be Low,for there would be Free Trade, and you couldSell your Grain for at least as Good a Priceas you now get. The Tax weight would fallon the Town Lots which are of High Worth,where it Oucrht to fall. You would Gain inthis, that you would be Free of much Taxweight you now Bear. 35
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