Henry george book progress and poverty

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henry george book progress and poverty

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

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Adam Smith and Karl Marx were extremely influential economic philosophers. Both remain secular patron saints today, Smith for capitalists, and Marx for communists. Some critics jest that atheistic communists believe "there is no God, and Marx was his true prophet. Smith and Marx had much to say but have been ill-served by uncritical followers. Marx complained , quoting Heinrich Heine, that "I have sown dragons' teeth and harvested fleas. The most unfortunate thing about them today is that they deflect attention from an American whose ideas deserve serious attention. Henry George was well known in his day.

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. George uses history and deductive logic to argue for a radical solution focusing on the capture of economic rent from natural resource and land titles. Progress and Poverty is George's first book, which sold several million copies, exceeding all other books sold in the United States except the Bible during the s. It helped spark the Progressive Era and a worldwide social reform movement around an ideology now known as ' Georgism '. Jacob Riis , for example, explicitly marks the beginning of the Progressive Era awakening as because of the date of this publication. Goldman wrote this about the influence of Progress and Poverty :. For some years prior to I was working on a history of American reform and over and over again my research ran into this fact: an enormous number of men and women, strikingly different people, men and women who were to lead 20th century America in a dozen fields of humane activity, wrote or told someone that their whole thinking had been redirected by reading Progress and Poverty in their formative years.

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  1. Henry B. says:

    Edgar H. Johnson, "The Economics of Henry George's Progress and Poverty," Journal of Political Economy, vol. 18, no. 9 (Nov.

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