A Handbook to Political Questions of the Day: And the Arguments on Either Side

J. Murray, 1892 - 436 páginas

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Página 36 - Act for Building and Promoting the Building of Additional Churches in Populous Parishes?
Página 302 - ... /Suppose that there is a kind of income which constantly tends to increase, without any exertion or sacrifice on the part of the owners: those owners constituting a class in the community, whom the natural course of things progressively enriches, consistently with complete passiveness on their own part.
Página 386 - That in the opinion of this House it is the duty of the Government in all Government contracts to make provision against the evils recently disclosed before the Sweating Committee, to insert such conditions as may prevent the abuse arising from sub-letting, and to make every effort to secure the payment of such wages as are generally accepted as current in each trade for competent workmen.
Página 302 - ... part. In such a case it would be no violation of the principles on which private property is grounded, if the State should appropriate this increase of wealth, or part of it, as it arises. This would not properly be taking anything from anybody ; it would merely be applying an accession of wealth, created by circumstances, to the benefit of society, instead of allowing it to become an unearned appendage to the riches of a particular class. " Now this is actually the case with rent.
Página 321 - ... property. Secondly, the owners of the building land would be forced to offer their land for sale, and thus their competition with one another would bring down the price of building land...
Página 26 - England from earning their livelihood," there would be no need for coercion ; but meanwhile coercion must be resolutely applied.* 48. — That the right policy to be pursued towards the Irish is " that Parliament should enable the Government of England to govern Ireland. Apply that recipe honestly, consistently, and resolutely, for twenty years, and at the end of that time you will find that Ireland will be fit to accept any gifts in the way of local government or repeal of coercion laws that you...
Página 222 - And that the registered title and deeds would not satisfy a purchaser or mortgagee, and outside "searching" would be continued. 3. — That mistakes on the part of the " searcher " might lead the State into complications with reference to titles, &c., which would be inexpedient. 4. — Some who are in favour of registration, consider that to legislate for the registration of titles and deeds, without, as a preliminary step, simplifying the titles to be registered, is to begin at the wrong end.
Página 321 - The owners of this land are rated, not in relation to the real value, but to the actual annual income. They can thus afford to keep their land out of the market, and to part with only small quantities, so as to raise the price beyond the natural monopoly price which the land would command by its advantages of position.
Página 189 - The select committee on metropolitan supply declare as the result of their investigations that it is expedient that the supply of water to the metropolis should be placed under the control of some public body which shall represent the interests and command the confidence of the water consumers...

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