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Protection or Free Trade by Henry George

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06/04/1886Henry George

An Examination of the Tariff Question, with Especial Regard to the Interests of Labor

Henry George endeavors to determine whether protection or free trade better accords with the interests of labor, and to bring to a common conclusion on this subject those who really desire to raise wages.


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, 1925