Progress and Poverty Centenary Edition

Progress and Poverty Centenary Edition An Inquiry Into the Cause of Industrial Depressions and of Increase of Want With Increase of Wealthe RemedyHenry George believed that t he people must think because the people alone can act This class

  • Title: Progress and Poverty Centenary Edition
  • Author: Henry George
  • ISBN: 9781311059123
  • Page: 482
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  • An Inquiry Into the Cause of Industrial Depressions and of Increase of Want With Increase of Wealthe RemedyHenry George believed that t he people must think because the people alone can act This classic bestseller in political economy launched a worldwide movement with a unique strategy to abolish privilege and poverty.Many economists and politicians foster the ilAn Inquiry Into the Cause of Industrial Depressions and of Increase of Want With Increase of Wealthe RemedyHenry George believed that t he people must think because the people alone can act This classic bestseller in political economy launched a worldwide movement with a unique strategy to abolish privilege and poverty.Many economists and politicians foster the illusion that great fortunes and poverty stem from the presence or absence of individual skill and risk taking Henry George, by contrast, showed that the wealth gap occurs because a few people are allowed to monopolize natural opportunities and deny them to others George did not advocate equality of income, the forcible redistribution of wealth, or government management of the economy He simply believed that in a society not burdened by the demands of a privileged elite, a full and satisfying life would be attainable by everyone Originally published in 1879 Author Henry George

    progress and poverty Henry George s best selling book Henry George s first book, Progress and Poverty An inquiry into the cause of industrial depressions and of increase of want with increase of wealth The Remedy was self published in It went on to become the best selling book ever on political economy, and in the s and s was said to be outsold only by the Bible. Progress and Poverty modern edition Henry George, Bob Progress and Poverty modern edition Henry George, Bob Drake on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Why There Are Recessions And Poverty Amid Plenty And What To Do About It One of the world s best selling books on political economy edited and abridged for modern readers Many economists and politicians foster the illusion that great fortunes and poverty stem from the Progress and Poverty by Henry George Progress and Poverty An Inquiry in the Cause of Industrial Depressions and of Increase of Want with Increase of Wealth Progress and Poverty work by George Britannica His Progress and Poverty drew upon economic analysis in the tradition of British economists David Ricardo and John Stuart Mill to argue persuasively for a single tax on land and the abolition of other taxes then predominantly levied on other property One argument for heavier Progress and Poverty by Henry George, Paperback Barnes Mar , Progress and Poverty by Henry George.This classic work is an enquiry into the cause of industrial depressions and the persistence of poverty amid advancing wealth Published in , it was admired and advocated by great minds such as Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, Leo Tolstoy and Sun Yat sen in China. Progress and Poverty Mises Institute Progress and Poverty_.pdf 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.

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    1. Henry George

      Henry George September 2, 1839 October 29, 1897 was an American writer, politician and political economist, who was the most influential proponent of the land value tax, also known as the single tax on land He inspired the economic philosophy known as Georgism, whose main tenet is that people should own what they create, but that everything found in nature, most importantly the value of land, belongs equally to all humanity His most famous work, Progress and Poverty 1879 , is a treatise on inequality, the cyclic nature of industrialized economies, and the use of the land value tax as a remedy.

    539 thoughts on “Progress and Poverty Centenary Edition”

    1. Left vs Right, Communism vs Capitalism, Marx vs Hayek -- this is the essential argument that has driven our global discussions and conflicts for the past century or two. The thing is, both sides are half-right, and both sides are half-wrong, ironically because both make the same essential mistake -- the failure to recognize that Land and Capital are two *very* different means of production.Henry George saw the third way, and shows us how we can build a society that values both economic liberty A [...]

    2. Still insightful today, Henry George's economic classic starts with a central puzzle; why, when unemployment increases, do interest rates drop?He startlingly sees a natural alliance between the Wage-earner and the Capitalist, and makes a good case for it. And that's just the beginning of this book's points. Worth reading in 2011 for policy-makers and for the rest of us who have to live in the world those policy-makers make.

    3. This book was a phenomenon in and beyond its time. Written in 1879, it is a book on political economy, specifically exploring why poverty not only remains but actually seems to increase, as societies become more wealthy. It is a work of logical precision yet leavened and enlivened with passion.In arguing his case, George incorporates economics, social philosophy, history, literary references, and commentary. In reading this I was reminded of my prejudices: assuming that "modern, progressive" thi [...]

    4. This is a must read book for anyone who is even remotely politically aware today. Henry George could have been writing about our time when corporations like WalMart are making billions and their laborers are on food stamps.

    5. Not sure how this website is set up, but Progress and Poverty, an economic blueprint was written by Henry George in 1880, it has been reviewed, edited, and reprinted, with the latest being 2003.Progress and Poverty speaks on much of what we see today, why it's happening, and a possible remedy for what it describes as the main problem detrimental to maintaining a politically vialable society. The epidemic of Poverty discussed in Progress and Poverty takes an analytical look at the political econo [...]

    6. I read this looking to understand HG's proposal as it relates to speculation/vacant lots/abandoned buildings in urban settings. I wasn't expecting to get such an eye-opening treatise on societal progress and disparities in wealth (although maybe the name should've clued me off). I highly recommend this - it's well written and very easy to follow (there's a little bit of drudging through 19th c. style but not too bad). HG starts to wander towards the end - I think reading the first 2/3 of the boo [...]

    7. Tolstoy believed Henry George would "usher in an epoch." Mark Twain proselytized for the cause, and Einstein, Aldous Huxley, and Milton Friedman have praised his ideas. John Dewey said, "It would require less than the fingers of the two hands to enumerate those who, from Plato down, rank with Henry George among the world's social philosophers." That said, economic thought has made tremendous progress since this book was published. Keep that in mind in the early chapters. I rate this book highly [...]

    8. If, instead of the red flags of Marx and Lenin, the people of Russia, China and Cuba had aggregated underneath the earthen banner of Georgism, 20th century would look very different. Had people only understood that social justice requires not only equal access to land and other natural resources but a progressive free market society in which the free endeavours of man can be pursued unhindered, the institutional excesses of state socialism might have been averted. Progress and Poverty was a best [...]

    9. Incredible book. Fundamentally reworks an interpretation of Adam Smith which is surprisingly compatible with Mengerian economics-- that the value of land's production (the only thing that really determines interest, besides labor invested in creating capital) works itself into an increasing proportion of the good's price over time, because the increased productive efficiency of the denser population with land increases the quantity of wages, but the increased efficiency is partially absorbed in [...]

    10. Some people engage in sexual sadomasochism, whilst I prefer an intellectual one. Henry is of course a progressive, and apart from the slight tendency to go off on a tandem, the book makes lots of sense. So, following in the steps of going off on a tandem, the past 500 years of human history is the repetition of the present reality. Few usurp everything, and let the rest of us to be slaves, then they call it democracy, opportunity, hard work or whatever else nice sounding name they can come up wi [...]

    11. Henry George is often forgotten in the spectrum of public intellectuals. Yet his thinking is profound and transcendent (not using that term loosely). His ideas on social structure and the laws of human progress are essential for any person thinking through how to tackle issues like poverty and grave inequality. Reading this work from the 19th century is arguably more applicable today than it was back then. George's land value tax is often disregarded as quixotic, and yet I cannot understand why. [...]

    12. I picked up this book at a Occupy Wall St movement rally back in 2011. They had tables lined up in different sections of the park, with crates full of books! Felt like a kid walking through toys'r'us for the first time. The spot basically looked like a library inside of zuccotti park. Picked up few books but this one book here, I was amazed to read Einsteins review on the back of it ; told myself, I want in. Look forward to delving into each page and learning its relevance to our universal dispa [...]

    13. The masterpiece of a wildly under-rated thinker. Every educated person ought to be acquainted with George's core ideas, which stand up well against the test of time (unlike, say, those of Marx, who can go take a bath). There are many abridged editions, which are probably fine for the casual reader. But even to read the long original is a pleasure, he writes with such polish and passion.

    14. Brilliant but difficult to parse (due to language style and very long sentences) explanation of his theory of LAND TAX. Not property tax, not income tax, not sales tax, not value-added tax, but a tax on the rental (or imputed rental) value of land. Gives reasons why this tax makes sense.

    15. Buku ni aku baca masa tingkatan 5. Tak habis pun. Kemudian aku bawak ke asrama, kununnya nak bacalah. Last2 buku tu hilang. Aduiii. Masa aku mula2 buat facebook aku letak buku ni sebagai interest aku. Ianya menenmukan aku dengan seorang pekerja di institut henry george bernama richard lddle. Kami saling bermesej tentang penulis dan isi buku ni.Dan kerana kenangan itu saya bagi 3 bintang. Bolehhh takkk ? Hihi

    16. “Undoubtedly the most remarkable and important book of the present century.” ---Alfred Russel Wallace, 1892"Progress and Poverty is not so much a book as an event. The life and thought of no one capable of understanding it can be quite the same after reading it."---Emma Lazarus

    17. Makes a cogent case for a land value tax, particularly in contrast to other forms of taxation, but goes rather overboard with the utopian social philosophy towards the end.

    18. The question that is being answered in this book is why does poverty follow wealth. Many wealthy urban cities, have citizens that are wealthy, but the city also has more people in poverty. The way wealth is divided, going to either interest (capital), wage (labor), and rent (landlord), determines how much poverty there is in the city. Rent is the enemy in this story.Labor produces wealth by providing useful value to resources. Capital allows labor to be more productive. With capital, each worker [...]

    19. A book on political economy written in 1879 by an outsider to the field. Interesting perspective from that time. Much was explained clearly, some I could not follow, and some bits I question. Still much of it rings true. It is not always an easy nor a short read, but definitely worthwhile for a glimpse into the subject and for the logical progression of thought.

    20. Terrible book. The first couple of chapters made sense, were clear and lucid, explained the basic economic theory that George was driving at in easily understood terms. Then George wandered afield. He tried to use China and India as examples of his theory, and it became painfully obvious that he hadn't really studied either nation. The views of those nations he expressed were Victorian fallacies, and had nothing to do with their actual history, current status, or economics. Then he launched an a [...]

    21. George fails to recognize that the people in poverty that live in a country that has made good industrial progress live far better than people that live in countries that are considered backward. Better medical care, more food, wide screen tv's cars, iPad, and smartphones. He mutters about education being denied. My eight-grade granddaughter along with all the other kids was given iPads to use for the school year. Reading this book was a total waste of time unless you are interested in fringe ec [...]

    22. I actually was reading an abridged version of this book, and even found that hard going. I read it because it was recommended for a course I was interested in, but in reality I found most of it 'over my head'. I probably found about one sentence in each couple of paragraphs that made sense to me, although I did find the last couple of chapters quite interesting and understandable. Altogether a challenging read - I was pleased to get to the finish.

    23. This is literally the most important book ever written. It contains within it a clear explanation showing that the root cause of systematic poverty is the private ownership of land. This is required reading, indeed it is the most important preparation of all, for anyone who aspires to build a just society.

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