No Rates and Taxes; A Romance of Five Worlds

TitleNo Rates and Taxes; A Romance of Five Worlds
Year for Search1902
AuthorsPinkerton, Thomas [Andrew](1850-1914)
Date Published1902
PublisherJ.W. Arrowsmith
Place PublishedBristol, Eng.
KeywordsMale author, UK author
Annotation

Satire. Proposes that a city should own the land on which it is built, with rents paid to the city providing support for the poor and other public expenses. All the rich moved to where there were no rates or taxes and took to petty theft. Men have degenerated and women are dominant. Science had made muscles unnecessary. Three year marriage contracts. Live for the present–The “… chief aim of female government was jubilation, cheerfulness, joyousness” (82).

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1902 Pinkerton, Thomas [Andrew] (1850-1914). No Rates and Taxes; A Romance of Five Worlds. Bristol, Eng.: J. W. Arrowsmith. L

Satire. Proposes that a city should own the land on which it is built, with rents paid to the city providing support for the poor and other public expenses. All the rich moved to where there were no rates or taxes and took to petty theft. Men have degenerated and women are dominant. Science had made muscles unnecessary. Three year marriage contracts. Live for the present–The “… chief aim of female government was jubilation, cheerfulness, joyousness” (82).