Labor, land and law; a search for the missing wealth of the working poor. William Addison Phillips.

Labor, land and law; a search for the missing wealth of the working poor.

New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1886. xvi, 471p., light ownership stamp on pastedown otherwise very good first edition, original green cloth binding with minor edge wear.

Phillips, 1824-1893, was a congressman from Kansas, an active abolitionist. Here "repudiating Henry George's single tax, he presented a program including: a graduated land tax for the purpose of reducing the size of holdings, preservation of public timber and reforestation of cut-over land, lease of grazing rights on public domain in tracts large enough to support a family, reservation in the public interest of subsoil rights to minerals, postal-savings banks through which the government might borrow from its people in national emergencies, organization of all labor, graduated taxation of large fortunes and inheritances, and regulation of public utlities." *DAB.

Cat.No: 1721

Price: $95.00