6 Mar 2018

Rent Seeking

"Landlords grow rich in their sleep without working, risking or economising. If some of us grow rich in our sleep, where do we think this wealth is coming from? It doesn't materialize out of thin air. It doesn't come without costing someone, another human being. It comes from the fruits of others' labors, which they don't receive. Is it enough to promise 'pie in the sky when we die'? Or does living in a civilized society dedicated to the proposition that all of us are created equal and endowed with certain rights demand something else of us?"

— John Stuart Mill.

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Keep is seemly & on-topic. Thanks.