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Progress and Poverty by Henry George

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11/06/1934Henry George

An Inquiry into the Cause of Industrial Depressions and of Increase of Want with Increase of Wealth — The Remedy

Henry George seeks to explain why poverty exists notwithstanding widespread advances in technology and even where there is a concentration of great wealth such as in cities.


Henry George

A prolific author who was a strong defender of free trade and an advocate of the idea of a single tax on land. George believed that a single tax on land would be sufficient to fund government activities. It would be based upon the unimproved value of the land. [The image comes from “The Warren J. Samuels Portrait Collection at Duke University.”]


Robert Schalkenbach Foundation, New York, 1935