Progress and Poverty Centenary Edition by Henry George

Progress and Poverty Centenary Edition

By Henry George

  • Publication Date: 2015-03-19
  • Genre: Philosophy

Book Synopsis

An Inquiry Into the Cause of Industrial Depressions and of Increase of Want With Increase of Wealth...the Remedy

Henry 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

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    By Böhm von Bawerk
    Rest assured that the contents of this economic treatise are sound and well composed, though many may contend against George's reasoning. However, the formatting of this edition leaves much to be desired. The margins are large, squashing the text into a narrow column, and the text is riddled with unprocessed coding, file names, and what seem to be failed hyperlinks. If you want to get any edition of Progress and Poverty for your phone, search elsewhere.

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