Progress and Poverty (modern edition)

Progress and Poverty (modern edition)

by Henry George
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Progress and Poverty (modern edition) by Henry George

Progress and Poverty (modern edition)

Why There Are Recessions and Poverty Amid Plenty—?and What to Do About It!

Finally, one of the world's best-selling books on political economy has been edited and abridged for modern readers.

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.

Author: Henry George
Editor: Bob Drake

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012801913
Publisher: Robert Schalkenbach Foundation
Publication date: 06/28/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 319
Sales rank: 1,168,521
File size: 433 KB

About the Author

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 philosophy and economic ideology known as Georgism, which is that everyone owns what he or she creates, but that everything found in nature, most importantly land, belongs equally to all humanity. His most famous work is Progress and Poverty, written during 1879; it is a treatise on inequality, the cyclic nature of industrial economies and the possible remedy.

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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.