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Unearned increment   /ənˈərnd ˈɪnkrəmənt/   Listen
Unearned increment

An unearned rise in the market value of property resulting from general market factors.

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"Unearned increment" Quotes from Famous Books

... rag." The police were never quite sure whether to arrest him for treason or let him blow off steam and exhaust. They wisely chose the latter course. Prosperity came to the town. The man sold his small bit of real estate for something under a hundred thousand. He didn't stay to divide his unearned increment among his fellow agitators. He hied him to retire to the land where "the flag was a bloody rag." This, of course, proves nothing for or against Socialism as a system. There was a Judas among the apostles; but it illustrates the point that Canada is still at the stage where every ...
— The Canadian Commonwealth • Agnes C. Laut

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