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" Give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden; give him a nine years' lease of a garden, and he will convert it into a desert. "
Of Revelation and Revolution, Volume 2: The Dialectics of Modernity on a ... - Page 505
de John L. Comaroff, Jean Comaroff - 2009 - 612 pages
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Analysis of Mill's Principles of Political Economy

Lucian Oldershaw - 1915 - 162 pages
...that he says "the magic of property turns sand to gold," and again, "give a man the secure position of a bleak rock and he will turn it into a garden. Give him a nine years' lease of a garden and he will convert it into a desert." He, however, points...
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Economic Development of Modern Europe, Volume 2

Frederic Austin Ogg - 1917 - 684 pages
...effort to his reasonable satisfaction. " The magic of property," declared Adam Smith, " turns sand to gold ; give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock and he will turn it into a garden." To the truthfulness of this observation every rural community of France to-day bears witness. Property...
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Readings in Medieval and Modern History

Hutton Webster - 1917 - 414 pages
...would be a disgrace to common sense to ask the cause: the enjoyment of property must have done it. Give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock and he will turn it into a garden; give him a nine years' lease of a garden and he will convert it into a desert. Take the road to Monein,...
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Progress and Its Enemies: Showing the Fallacy of the Single Tax Theory, and ...

John Fremont Wilber - 1918 - 120 pages
...land that has not been tried and our present system is the result of experience Arthur Young says : "The magic of property turns sand into gold." "Give...of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden ; give him a nine years' lease of a garden, and he will convert it into a desert." The nine-year lease...
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University of North Carolina Extension Bulletin

University of North Carolina (1793-1962). University Extension Division - 1922 - 872 pages
...throughout the South where tenancy ratios are high. The English rural economist, Arthur Young, said: "Give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden; give him a nine-year's lease on a garden and he will convert it into a desert." The economic and social...
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The Bridge: A Chapter in the History of Building

Christian Augustus Barman - 1926 - 330 pages
...conveniently describes as " spending money." " Give a man secure possession," says another writer, " of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden ; give him a nine years' lease of a garden, and he will convert it into a desert." We are not concerned...
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Annals of Cleveland

United States. Work Projects Administration (Ohio) - 1938 - 474 pages
...advocating, "Homestead Exemption." "This is a true doctrine friend White." (4) 397 - DTD Feb. 16; ed:2/l - Give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden - give him nine years' lease of a garden, and he will turn it into a desert. There is a world of truth...
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International Journal of Ethics, Volume 2

1892 - 586 pages
...man find in ownership of land the great incentive to exertion. " Give a man," says Arthur Young, " the secure possession of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden ; give him a nine years' lease of a garden, and he will convert it into a desert." J And Leo XIII....
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Proceedings ..., Volume 18

New York State Bar Association - 1895 - 334 pages
...would be a disgrace to common sense to ask the cause; the enjoyment of property must have done it. Give a- man the secure possession of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden; give him a nine years' lease of a garden, and he will convert it into a desert." Again, November 7,...
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The Twentieth Century, Volume 66

1909 - 1132 pages
...British agricultural labourers. Arthur Young, our greatest writer on agriculture, wrote a century ago : ' The magic of property turns sand into gold. Give a...of a bleak rock and he will turn it into a garden.' Adam Smith wrote in his Wealth of Nations nearly a century and a half ago : ' A small proprietor, who...
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