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George, H (1839.9.2-1897.10.29)

Birthplace Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Post Held Journalist and political campaigner.
Publications Books: 1. Our Land and Land Policy (1871); 2. Progress and Poverty (1879, 1936, 1960); 3. The Land Question (1881); 4. The Condition of Labor (1891); 5. The Science of Political Economy (1897).
Career Developed the idea that ownership of land by a minority was the chief cause of poverty, and advocated taxation of the 'unearned increment' of rental values. He also favoured public ownership of railways and other monopolies such as telegraphs, but stopped well short of socialism. His arguments at first received some academic acceptance in Europe but later his enormously successful speaking tours in Britain caused Fawcett, Marshall and others forcibly to reject his ideas. In the 1880s he seized on the term 'single tax' as his main object and formed a major political movement in its favour. To this day he has disciples aroud the worls, particularly in Australia and New Zealand, who generally favour 'site value taxation' of land as the kernel of Georgism.
Secondary Literature C. A. Barker, `George, Henry', International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences , D. L. Sills (ed.) (Macmillan and Free Press, 1968), vol. 6; Critics of Henry George , ed. R. V. Andelson (Farkleigh Dickinson Univ., 1979); C. Collier, `Henry George's system of political economy', History of Political Economy, 11(1), Spring 1979.


PROGRESS AND POVERTY (henrygeorge.org) (CHAPTER I THE GREAT ENIGMA OF OUR TIMES) The Henry George Institute
PROGRESS AND POVERTY (henrygeorge.org) (CHAPTER 2 THE IMPORTANCE OF DEFINING TERMS & CHAPTER 3 WAGES AND CAPITAL) The Henry George Institute
PROGRESS AND POVERTY (henrygeorge.org) (CHAPTER 4 THE SOURCE OF WAGES & CHAPTER 5 THE FUNCTIONS OF CAPITAL) The Henry George Institute
PROGRESS AND POVERTY (henrygeorge.org) (CHAPTER 6 POPULATION AND SUBSISTENCE) The Henry George Institute
PROGRESS AND POVERTY (henrygeorge.org) (CHAPTER 7 THE DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH & CHAPTER 8 THE LAW OF RENT) The Henry George Institute
PROGRESS AND POVERTY (henrygeorge.org) (CHAPTER 9 THE LAW OF WAGES & CHAPTER 10 INTEREST ON CAPITAL) The Henry George Institute
PROGRESS AND POVERTY (henrygeorge.org) (CHAPTER 11 THE EFFECT OF MATERIAL PROGRESS ON THE DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH & CHAPTER 12 THE UNBOUNDED SAVANNAH) The Henry George Institute
PROGRESS AND POVERTY (henrygeorge.org) (CHAPTER 13 THE PRIMARY CAUSE OF INDUSTRIAL DEPRESSIONS & CHAPTER 14 THE PERSISTENCE OF POVERTY AMIDST ADVANCING WEALTH) The Henry George Institute
PROGRESS AND POVERTY (henrygeorge.org) (CHAPTER 15 EXAMINATION OF SOME PROPOSED REMEDIES & CHAPTER 16 THE ENIGMA RESOLVED - THE FIRST GREAT REFORM) The Henry George Institute
PROGRESS AND POVERTY (henrygeorge.org) (CHAPTER 17 THE PROPOSITION TRIED BY THE CANONS OF TAXATION & CHAPTER 18 ENDORSEMENTS AND OBJECTIONS) The Henry George Institute
PROGRESS AND POVERTY (henrygeorge.org) (CHAPTER 19 PROPERTY IN LAND HISTORICALLY CONSIDERED & CHAPTER 20 THE RIGHTFUL BASIS OF PROPERTY) The Henry George Institute
PROGRESS AND POVERTY (henrygeorge.org) (CHAPTER 21 CLAIM OF LANDOWNERS TO COMPENSATION) The Henry George Institute
PROGRESS AND POVERTY (henrygeorge.org) (CHAPTER 22 CHANGES WROUGHT IN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL LIFE & CHAPTER 23 THE MASTER MOTIVE OF HUMAN ACTION) The Henry George Institute
PROGRESS AND POVERTY (henrygeorge.org) (CHAPTER 24 THE LAW OF HUMAN PROGRESS) The Henry George Institute
PROGRESS AND POVERTY (henrygeorge.org) (CHAPTER 25 HOW MODERN CIVILIZATION MAY DECLINE & CHAPTER 26 THE CALL OF LIBERTY) The Henry George Institute
PROGRESS AND POVERTY (henrygeorge.org) (CHAPTER 27 CONCLUSION) The Henry George Institute

Other Information
The Henry George Institute (henrygeorge.org)
The Council of Georgist Organizations (progress.org)
Henry George Foundation (zip.com.au) New South Wales, Australia
The Georgist Remedy (multiline.com.au)
Robert Schalkenbach Foundation (progress.org) Publishers of Henry George
Henry George Papers,1840s-1950 (nypl.org) The New York Public Library
Henry George Foundation of America (smart.net)


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