Land Policy Review, Volumes 1-2

Bureau of Agricultural Economics, 1938
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Página 15 - ... to regulate and restrict the height, number of stories, and size of buildings and other structures, the percentage of lot that may be occupied, the size of yards, courts, and other open spaces, the density of population, and the location and use of buildings, structures, and land for trade, industry, residence, or other purposes.
Página 34 - From the point of view of all four of the major tests of a good tax system — fiscal adequacy, administrative efficiency, equity, and economic effects — Federal aid for education offers a better method of raising new money for schools than State and local taxation.
Página 39 - ... be, on one hand, unsafe to admit them to a full share of political power, it must be recollected, on the other, that it cannot be expedient to rest a republican government on a portion of the society having a numerical and physical force excluded from, and liable to be turned against it, and which would lead to a standing military force, dangerous to all parties and to liberty itself.
Página 14 - ... to undergraduate students registered in a regular course in any college or university in the United States offering direct instruction in municipal government.
Página 3 - The human region, in brief, is a complex of geographic, economic, and cultural elements. Not found as a finished product in nature, not solely the creation of human will and fantasy, the region, like its corresponding artifact, the city, is a collective work of art.
Página 2 - From the viewpoint of the individual and of society as a whole, however, education is similar to the production of physical capital goods. Both require the use over a period of time of facilities such as buildings, materials and equipment, and labor skills. Both necessitate the sacrifice of goods and services that might otherwise have been produced. Both will yield...
Página 4 - Plan, then, is not a substitute for intelligent choice, decision, or invention on the part of those who must execute it in detail: it rather assumes the existence of these qualities and organizes the milieu in which they can most effectively work. What is true in individual constructions is even more true in the complicated co-ordinations of society. Regional plans are instruments of communal education; and without that education, they can look forward only to partial achievement.
Página 36 - Today, we cannot say that we have free trade between the States. It develops that public health and sanitation measures may be so designed as to restrict trade across State lines. The same may be said of certain tax laws, of motortruck regulation, of quarantines, of grading, labeling, and packaging laws, and of State-financed advertising of farm products.
Página 39 - The surplus of farm tenants available has created considerable competition among tenants for places to rent; and, as a result, rental rates are rising. In areas that once followed the straight third-and-fourth share rent systems, cash rents and privilege rents of various types are being used. Pasture land, which tenants formerly received free of rent, now rents frequently for $1 per acre. In some areas tenants are being charged cash rent for their dwellings. In many areas from $3 to $6 per acre is...
Página 39 - To the effect of these changes, intellectual, moral, and social, the institutions and laws of the Country must be adapted, and it will require for the task all the wisdom of the wisest patriots.

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