Saturday, 9 October 2010

An in-joke...

...for my fellow blogger Mark Wadsworth:
My favorite story about the Georgists is one I employed at a memorial service for a dear anarchist friend who had had a great deal of respect for the Georgists. A funeral service is being held for a man. The minister conducting the service invites mourners who choose to do so to say some departing words about the deceased. Some 15 to 20 members of the congregation arise and make their comments. The minister finally asks: “is there anyone else who would like to say anything about the deceased?” After a moderate period of silence, a Georgist arises at the back of the church and says: “if no one wishes to say anything more about the deceased, I’d like to say a few words about the ‘single tax.’”
Butler Shaffer, writing at

No comments: