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[152] with republican government, as most persons think, why not send those extreme cases elsewhere, to some scene where they fit in better? Nothing hinders the progress of new ideas, new social methods, reforms that touch the root of society, so much as those very extremes. Our worst demagogues are always the rich demagogues. The truly dangerous trusts and combinations do not come from the poor. It is really a more serious problem in social study what to do with our multimillionaires than with our paupers. A republic can get on very well where all pay a small tax; but where an individual tax bill may pay the whole annual expenses of several towns, there the problem begins to press upon us-how to deal with such inequalities and still preserve the spirit of a republic. Perhaps it is as well, while we are engaged in solving this problem, to have the responsibility of the very largest fortunes transferred from time to time to communities not troubled with the dream of social equality.

Again, if it be true, as even English liberals sometimes tell us, that the great show-places of Europe are worth what they cost to the whole community simply as public parks or pleasure-grounds, then there is no reason why

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