- a tax, as on land, that constitutes the sole source of public revenue.
Origin of single tax
An Americanism dating back to 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for single tax
The single-tax theory of value is that ground-rent automatically absorbs all benefits of progress.The Principles of Economics
Frank A. Fetter
A propaganda like the single-tax will undoubtedly find increasing support among business men.A Preface to Politics
This encouraged Nekhludoff, and he proceeded to explain the single-tax theory of Henry George.
Mr. George was a man who had made a world-wide reputation for himself as the originator of the Single-Tax system.
This was not the single-tax, but it was the nearest approach to it under present conditions.
- a taxation system in which a tax on one commodity, usually land, is the only source of revenue
- such a tax
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