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Rev. A. C. Auchmuty: Gems from George,
a themed collection of excerpts from the writings of Henry
George (with links to sources)
"COME with me," said Richard Cobden, as John Bright turned heart-stricken
from a new-made grave. "There are in England women and children dying with
hunger — with hunger made by the laws. Come with me, and we will not
rest until we repeal those laws."
In this spirit the free trade movement waxed and grew, arousing an enthusiasm
that no mere fiscal reform could have aroused. And intrenched though it was by
restricted suffrage and rotten boroughs and aristocratic privilege, protection
was overthrown in Great Britain.
And — there is hunger in Great Britain still, and women and children yet
die of it.
But this is not the failure of free trade. When protection had been abolished
and a revenue tariff substituted for a protective tariff, free trade had only
won an outpost. That women and children still die of hunger in Great Britain
arises from the failure of the reformers to go on. Free trade has not yet been
tried in Great Britain. Free trade in its fulness and entirety would indeed abolish
hunger. — Protection or Free Trade — Chapter 26: True Free
Trade - econlib -|- abridged
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