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single tax

noun, Economics.
1.
a tax, as on land, that constitutes the sole source of public revenue.
Origin of single tax
1875-1880
An Americanism dating back to 1875-80
Related forms
single-tax, adjective
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  • Anyhow, he is led to approve the French doctrine of the single tax.

  • The single tax, like all other economic plans, is not an end, but only a means.

    The Arena Various
  • There's the single tax—giving the land back to its owners—the people.

    Thirty

    Howard Vincent O'Brien
  • Prudhon's "Property is theft," and George's "single tax on land," rest on the same basis of socialism.

    Principles of Political Economy

    Arthur Latham Perry
  • Of the four leading elements of private ownership enumerated above, the single tax scheme would comprise all but one.

    Distributive Justice

    John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
  • The only proposed and the only possible alternative systems are Socialism and the single tax.

    Distributive Justice

    John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
  • The "Letter" is an attack upon private ownership rather than a defence of the single tax.

    Distributive Justice

    John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
  • In the literature of the single tax movement the phrase, "land monopoly," is constantly recurring.

    Distributive Justice

    John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
  • As in the matter of monopoly, however, so here, single tax advocates are chargeable with a certain amount of overstatement.

    Distributive Justice

    John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
  • Rent might be terminated through the single tax, but interest could not be abolished by any mere legal prohibition.

    Distributive Justice

    John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
British Dictionary definitions for single tax

single tax

noun (US)
1.
a taxation system in which a tax on one commodity, usually land, is the only source of revenue
2.
such a tax
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