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George, Henry - Social Problems (1992)

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George, Henry - Social Problems

New York, Robert Schalkenbach Foundation, 1992

Softcover with flaps
5,5 x 8.3 (14 x 21 cm.) tall
296 Pages

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Then shall they also answer him, saying, "Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?"
Then shall he answer them, saying, "Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me."

Preface to the current edition/ 1992
Note to the Original Edition / 1883
The Increasing Importance of Social Questions
Political Dangers
Coming Increase of Social Pressure
Two Opposing Tendencies
The March of Concentration
The Wrong in Existing Social Conditions
. Is It the Best of All Possible Worlds?
That We All Might Be Rich
First Principles
The Rights of Man
Dumping Garbage
Unemployed labor
The Effects of Machinery
Slavery and Slavery
Public Debts and Indirect Taxation
The Functions of Government
What We Must Do
The First Great Reform
The American Farmer
City and Country

Henry George (September 2, 1839 - October 29, 1897) was an American political economist, journalist, and philosopher. George is famous for popularizing the idea that land/resource rents be captured for public use or shared, in lieu of harmful taxes on labor and productive investment. The philosophy and reform movement were known in George's time as 'Single-Tax'. His immensely popular writing is credited with sparking several reform movements of the Progressive Era and ultimately inspiring the broad economic philosophy that is today often referred to as Georgism, the main tenet of which is that people legitimately own value they fairly create, but that natural resources and common opportunities, most importantly the value of land or location, are rightfully owned in common by individuals in a community, rather than titleholders. His most famous work, Progress and Poverty (1879), sold millions of copies worldwide, probably more than any other American book before that time. The treatise investigates the paradox of increasing inequality and poverty amid economic and technological progress, the cyclic nature of industrialized economies, and the use of extensive land value tax as a remedy for these and other social problems.

Book belonged originally to the Grondvest Foundation Arnhem . Please google.

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