9781443771399 - Progress and Poverty - Henry George
9781443771399 - Progress and Poverty - Henry George
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Progress and Poverty

In this landmark text, Henry George lays out his study of questions of why poverty partners with economic and technological progress. His theory of single land tax proposed in this book was so influential it spurred progressive economic reform.

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Author

Henry George

Imprint

Read & Co. Books

Categories

Political Ideologies

Political Science

Poverty & Unemployment

Social Issues

Society & Culture

Society & Social Sciences

ISBN

9781443771399, 9781528797467

Formats Available

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Pages

430

Publication Date

13 November 2008

Dimensions 5.5 × 8.5 in

“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

In this landmark text, Henry George lays out his study of questions of why poverty partners with economic and technological progress. His theory of single land tax proposed in this book was so influential it spurred progressive economic reform.

Henry George was an American political economist and journalist. His 1879 work Progress and Poverty explored the paradox of increasing poverty and inequality amongst economic progress. He looked into the causes of industrial depressions and focused his efforts on anti-monopoly reforms to remedy economic and social problems by introducing his solution: a single land tax.

Volumes within this book include:

    Wages and Capital
    Population and Subsistence
    The Laws of Distribution
    Effect of Material Progress Upon the Distribution of Wealth
    The Problem Solved
    The Remedy
    Justice of the Remedy
    Application of the Remedy
    Effects of the Remedy
    The Law of Human Progress

Highly influential in its time and admired by many intellectual contemporaries, Progress and Poverty was a founding text in Georgist ideology. Republished by Read & Co. Books, it is an essential read for those looking to learn more about the critical economic theories and social reforms throughout history.

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