Henry George’s Clue to Ebenezor Howard

Progress and Poverty Page 303

when land is all monopolized, as it is everywhere except in the newest communities, rent must drive wages down to the point at which the poorest paid class will be just able to live and reproduce , and thus wages are forced to a minimum fixed by what is called the standard of comfort-that is, the amount of necessaries and comforts which habit leads the working classes to demand as the· lowest on which they will consent to maintain their numbers.

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