Foreign Enterprise in Nigeria: Laws and Policies

Foreign Enterprise in Nigeria: Laws and Policies

Foreign Enterprise in Nigeria: Laws and Policies

Foreign Enterprise in Nigeria: Laws and Policies

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The decision to write the story of Fairhope was not made on the spur of any moment. The authors have been acquainted with the community for many years. To one, the place is the scene of some of his happiest boyhood recollections; the other has visited Fairhope with increasing frequency for almost twenty-five years. Both have had training in economics and some previous acquaintance with single tax doctrine, although neither claims to be a singletaxer. However, we do admit to a degree of fascination with Henry George and his doctrines, and we admire most of the singletaxers we have known for their individualism and liberalism in the older sense of the terms. We suspect that a large proportion of thinking individuals share our worry over some of the current social and political forces directed toward an achievement of social aims. Some of the means employed appear to threaten certain individual freedoms and tend to relegate our local governments to the status of dependents upon the largess and control of federal and state legislatures. On the one hand, we have come to believe that absolute poverty has been diminished, that gross inequalities in the distribution of wealth have been reduced, and that the economy as a whole has been made somewhat more stable. On the other hand, we recognize that these desirable social objectives have been attained, in part, by an ever-increasing positive role played by government, and we wonder . . .

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