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George, Henry - Protection or free trade (1991)

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George, Henry - Protection or free trade

An examination of the tariff question, with especial regard to the interests of labor

New York, Robert Schalkenbach Foundation, 1991

Hardcover, cloth, with dustwrapper
5,6 x 8.5 x 4.2 (14,5 x 21,5 x 3,3 cm.) tall
335 Pages

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Henry Georges analysis and remedy are directly from classical economic theory seeded by Adam Smith, David Ricardo, and John Stuart Mill. The giants had already decried the evils of concentrated land ownership, which they called land monopoly. George carried classical economics to its logical conclusion, and popularized that conclusion with stunning effect.
Henry George is best known for his Progress and Poverty that Albert Einstein designated George a "beautiful combination of intellectual keenness, artistic forum, and fervent love of justice". However, Protection or Free Trade by Henry George is a more significant work on the nature of free trade.
Henry George in Protection or Free Trade presented international trade from the angle of poverty, wages and unemployment. The book details the systematic dissertation of the effects that protectionist and free-trade policies have on the wealth of a nation and its individuals.
As opposed to protective prescriptions, Henry George arrives at a conclusion that is decidedly in favor or free trade as a solution to the ills of poverty.
The systematic dissertation of free trade in this book is still relevant to us today. The book is a must read for the people who need an essential understanding of theoretical foundation of free trade framework that is governing global trade today.

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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