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Re: [LandCafe] G. K. Chesterton?

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  • Mark Monson
    ... From The Voter and the Two Voices, by C.K. Chesterton http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/gkc13007.htm It is calmly assumed that the only two possible
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 18, 2006
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      Dan Sullivan wrote:

      >I just got a strange argument that cited some abstruse quotes by G. K.
      >Chesterton from which the arguer "supposed" that Chesterton would
      >never support a land value tax. Does anyone know if Chesterton
      >actually commented on LVT and what he said?
      >
      >

      From The Voter and the Two Voices, by C.K. Chesterton

      http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/gkc13007.htm

      "It is calmly assumed that the only two possible types of society are a
      Collectivist type of society and the present society that exists at this
      moment and is rather like an animated muck-heap. It is quite unnecessary
      to say that I should prefer Socialism to the present state of things. I
      should prefer anarchism to the present state of things. But it is simply
      not the fact that Collectivism is the only other scheme for a more equal
      order. A Collectivist has a perfect right to think it the only sound
      scheme; but it is not the only plausible or possible scheme. We might
      have peasant proprietorship; we might have the compromise of Henry
      George; we might have a number of tiny communes; we might have
      co-operation; we might have Anarchist Communism; we might have a hundred
      things. I am not saying that any of these are right, though I cannot
      imagine that any of them could be worse than the present social
      madhouse, with its top-heavy rich and its tortured poor..."


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