Enclosure

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Event.png Enclosure (theft) Rdf-icon.png
Description Eviction of the poor from common land, which was subsumed into the estates of the rich.

Historical

“In simple historical fact, driving the poor off the land was, off-and-on, a source of profit to landowners long before elected representatives gained sovereign power. When (as happened in the sixteenth century) landowners found sheep more profitable than humans, many landlords tried to force humans off and bring sheep in.”
Ivo Mosely (2013)  [1]

Modern

“The appropriation, by one means or another, of lands owned or occupied by the poor continues. What was accomplished in England by legislation is being accomplished today all over the world by bank-created capital and debt-finance.”
Ivo Mosely (2013)  [1]



References

  1. a b http://ivomosley.com/in-the-name-of-the-people/ In The Name Of The People


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