Who's paying rent in this scenario?
Let's say I want a well dug in my yard. I learn of a company which digs wells. I call them and they send a guy out with a tool for digging wells. This guy doesn't own the tool, not even in part, the company owns all of it. He digs a well, and I send a check to the company.
Clearly the company received rent from someone. Was it from me, because I hired the work? Or was it from the worker because the company profited from him? Or both?
"Let us remember that no man can borrow money, as a good business transaction, under any system, unless he has the required security to make the lender whole in case he should lose the money. What a stupendous wrong is this—that a man having credit cannot use it, but must exchange it and pay a monopoly price, which is really for the privilege of using his own credit!"
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