And it’s through that there Magna Charter,
As were signed by the Barons of old,
That in England to-day we can do what we like,
So long as we do what we’re told.
John Locke, Adam Smith, David Ricardo and Henry George tell us we’d fix failing world economies were we to take the economic rents of our natural resources for revenue instead of disastrous taxes on workers and businesses.
Though Jews and Christians all seem to disagree, Leviticus 25: 23-24 aint a bad authority, either: “You really gotta rent land, guys, ‘cos you’re just passing through.”
Go Oz! Tony Abbott’s on your side!
…. explains collapsing economies. But the following expresses it better.
Near the window by which I write a great bull is tethered by a ring in his nose. Grazing round and round, he has wound his rope about the stake until now he stands a close prisoner, tantalised by rich grass he cannot reach, unable even to toss his head to rid him of the flies that cluster on his shoulders. Now and again he struggles vainly, and then, after pitiful bellowings, relapses into silent misery.
This bull, a very type of massive strength, who, because he has not wit enough to see how he might be free, suffers want in sight of plenty, and is helplessly preyed upon by weaker creatures, seems to me no unfit emblem of the working masses.
– Protection or Free Trade, Henry George