Heron, D. Caulfield. 'Should the tenant of land possess the property in the improvements made by him?'. - Dublin: Transactions of the Dublin Statistical Society, Vol III Session 5, 1851/1852, pp.1-28
Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Vol. III Session 5 1851/1852
I wish to discuss the question which I have prefixed to this paper
for the consideration of the society, without direct reference to the
existing Tenant Right of Ulster, or to the reforms in the law of
real property which are now demanded. I merely wish to ascertain
whether, as a pure question of natural law, the property in
improvements made by the tenant, should not be vested in him
alone. It is one of the principal advantages to be gained from the
study of sociology, and from the institution of a society such as this,
that questions formerly termed political are brought within the domain
of philosophical enquiry, and subjected to the same processes
by which such great results have been obtained in the physical
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