No man made the land. It is the original inheritance of the whole species. Its appropriation is wholly a question of general expediency. When private property in land is not expedient, it is unjust.

Authentication Score 2

Original Citation

Mill, John Stuart. Principles of Political Economy. London: John W. Parker, 1848, bk. 2, ch. 1, sect. 6.

Current Citation

Mill, John Stuart. "Principles of Political Economy." Principles of Political Economy with Chapters on Socialism, edited by Jonathan Riley. Oxford University Press, 2008, bk. 2, ch. 1, sect. 6.