A Tribute to Henry George

Over a hundred and thirty years ago, Henry George’s (1839 – 1897) insight into the relation between chronic mass poverty on one hand and concentrated ownership of land on the other brought about the populist movement (which subsequently morphed into the “Progressive Movement”) in the United States and the Liberal movement in Britain. His clear-eyed analysis had a profound and continuous impact on the meaning of political economy until the breakout of the First World War. His thoughts and ideas, embodied in his all-time bestseller

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