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by Henry George

Category: Economics
Subcategory: Business and Work
Author: Henry George
ISBN: 091131279X
ISBN13: 978-0911312799
Language: English
Publisher: Robert Schalkenbach Foundation; Reprint edition (December 30, 1992)
Pages: 599
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About this Title: Perhaps Henry George’s best known work in which he examines the casuses of poverty and, among other things, blames it on the monopoly of land ownership.

It is a treatise on the questions of why poverty accompanies economic and technological progress and why economies exhibit a tendency toward cyclical boom and bust.

Henry George The classic bestseller in political economy launched a. .The best book i have ever read in the subject of Political Economy

Henry George The classic bestseller in political economy launched a worldwide movement with a unique strategy to abolish privilege and poverty. George had the plates made himself because his publishers did not want to risk the money on the printing plates if the book didn't sell. The best book i have ever read in the subject of Political Economy. Henry George's, contibution in the subject is monumental. 9 people found this helpful.

In Progress and Poverty, economist Henry George scrutinizes the connection between population growth . Too few environmentalists reference George. It seems that his 150 year old ideas are still too radical, or too honest.

In Progress and Poverty, economist Henry George scrutinizes the connection between population growth and distribution of wealth in the economy of the late nineteenth century. The initial portions of the book are occupied with refuting the demographic theories of Thomas Malthus. One of the great works of American philosophy, "poverty and progress" is a blue print for social justice. The printing is the original from 1870's.

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The Remedy - describes it beautifully: why we have the ups and downs of our economy, which cause incredible human misery, and why we have increasing poverty at the same time that there is hugely increasing wealth. And Henry George provides a logical and workable - even elegant - remedy, one which will untangle many of the perverse incentives we cope with today: we say we value work, but we tax it. We say we want to promote sales, but we tax them.

Home Browse Books Book details, Progress and Poverty: An Inquiry into the . But though defeated, Henry George was not vanquished. As he walked he was filled with wonder at the manifestations of vast wealth.

Home Browse Books Book details, Progress and Poverty: An Inquiry into the Cause. Out of this struggle had come a thing that was to grow and grow until it should fill the minds and hearts of multitudes and be as "an army with banners. Here, as nowhere that he had dreamed of, were private fortunes that rivaled the riches of the fabled Monte Cristo.

issues that continue to thwart and challenge our economies today. How do tariffs impact production and revenue? Do high wages necessitate protectionism? What is lacking in arguments for free trade?

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Progress and Poverty book. Progress and Poverty is a treatise on why poverty accompanies economic and technological progress, why it occurs more in cities and why economies exhibit a tendency towards a boom and bust cycle. He uses reason and examples throughout history to provide a solution In this classic work, Henry George examines causes of the growing wealth divide between the wealthy and poor.

"The people must think because the people alone can act." - Henry George The classic bestseller in political economy launched a worldwide movement with a unique strategy to abolish privilege and poverty.
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Nirad
I give it a full five stars not so much for its absolute accuracy, but rather for its broad analysis in and of a certain historical period. The first few chapters are a rather tedious refutation of Malthusian theory of population growth, and the implicit economic theory behind it. From then on it has all it takes to be considered a classic.

The basic idea of common ownership (but not necessarily right to use) to land and other natural resources is deeply rooted in most humans, and is probably a much more clear and straightforward moral ground for taxation than whatever is currently presented by liberal democracies.

Add to this the enormous potential of collecting rent (i.e. the value of unimproved land, including its natural resources such as minerals or forests, and also the increased value from its location, e.g. in a city) as taxes and you have a strong foundation for state finances.

Henry George explains -sometimes in rather archaic terms, using farmers and farm land as the most frequent example- why such a system would be to great benefit of virtually everyone in society. For instance: Speculation in land would be seriously dampened and useful land would hardly lay idle.

His conclusion is the Single Tax. Which is perhaps why the idea died away. Still a great inspiration a century and a half after its first publication. And quite an easy read, considering the dryness of its subject.
Whitecaster
Amazing landmark works by an esteemed author, if you know anything about Henry George I need not go on. One problem with this edition is that the footnotes don't seem to work, and trying to find which is being referenced is next to impossible. Seeing as how important footnotes are to a work like this, it does affect the reading experience.
Ishnjurus
This excellent treatise on economics is the basis for the principle of "full value land taxation" implemented by California Treasurer Ivy Baker Priest (1967-1975). It caused a hue and cry in the business community. If fully implemented nationwide, it would obviate the need for all other taxes because the greatest source of wealth is land. There is good reason why land is called REAL estate. An oversimplification is this: Manhattan Island was purchased by European settlers from native Indians in 1626 for $24. In 1996 Manhattan Island's estimated worth was $34,000,000,000. In our economy, land is commonly taxed on the basis of the purchase price, and the difference between the initial purchase price and subsequent sales price is considered to be profit. Full value land taxation, however, says that in this example, if Manhattan Island is taxed based on the purchase price of $24, then it can only be sold for $24. If the owner wishes to sell the land for its full value of $34B, then it must be taxed based on $34B.
Zololmaran
Fantastic book. Really provides a thoughtful (not academic in the modern sense) discussion for interest rates and how they function. I'm very glad I stumbled across this book several years ago.
Delalbine
The quality of the printing could be better done. The content is a classic understanding of early pre-socialist “Christian liberation theology”. It’s a great insight to the workings of how this developed into the 1960’s post Vatican 2 theological justice moment. Worth the read
Rainpick
A must read for anyone wishing to understand where and how America confused happiness and mass consumption/ technological innovation. Too few environmentalists reference George. It seems that his 150 year old ideas are still too radical, or too honest. One of the great works of American philosophy, "poverty and progress" is a blue print for social justice. The printing is the original from 1870's. George had the plates made himself because his publishers did not want to risk the money on the printing plates if the book didn't sell. Let's get this book back in print and give Henry George his proper seat in history as an incredible intellectual with an uncommonly large heart.
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This is a rare book.
The best book i have ever read in the subject of Political Economy.
Henry George's, contibution in the subject is monumental. Read it and you will never see the principles of political economy with the same eye ever again!!!
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