14. (2013 February) At the Margins: Quips and Quotes

“Men did not make the earth. It is the value of the improvements only, and not the earth itself, that is individual property. Every proprietor owes to the community a ground rent for the land which he holds.”
~Thomas Paine

“The fruits of the earth belong to us all, and the earth itself to no one.”
~Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it understands that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring. A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth.”
~Martin Luther King, Jr.

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