from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who advocates the levying of all, or practically all, taxation upon a single object, as land, capital, or consumption; specifically, one who accepts the doctrine of Henry George that all taxes should be levied upon the value of land, exclusive of all improvements due to industry. The measure, if fully carried out, would divert to the government the rent of the land itself.


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