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Progress And Poverty
     

Progress And Poverty

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by Henry George
 

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To those who, seeing the vice and misery that spring from the unequal distribution of wealth and privilege, feel the possibility of a higher social state, and would strive for its attainment.
-Henry George, Progress and Poverty

Why do we have ups and downs in the national economy? Why does poverty continue to exist while a minute number of Americans enjoy a

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To those who, seeing the vice and misery that spring from the unequal distribution of wealth and privilege, feel the possibility of a higher social state, and would strive for its attainment.
-Henry George, Progress and Poverty

Why do we have ups and downs in the national economy? Why does poverty continue to exist while a minute number of Americans enjoy a staggering increase in their personal wealth year after year? What went wrong in a country that professes to be dedicated to the proposition that we are all created equal?
As timely now as it was when it was written in 1871, Progress and Poverty is an honest and fascinating look at the financial order and the increasingly distorted distribution of income and wealth of life in America. George lays out simply and elegantly what the underlying problem is and how we might solve it.

AUTHOR BIO:
HENRY GEORGE (1839-1897) was a noted American economist and founder of the single-tax movement. He first outlined the doctrine in the pamphlet Our Land and Land Policy in 1871 and later wrote the more elaborate treatise Progress and Poverty (1879), which sold millions of copies all over the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596051508
Publisher:
Cosimo
Publication date:
06/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
420
Sales rank:
686,252
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.00(d)

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Progress And Poverty 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
JL101 More than 1 year ago
Please do not buy this version of the book. "Modern Version" is nothing more than a codename for a poor editing job. Do yourself a favor and buy the original version.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book -- accessible modernization of a classic.