Henry George

Economist, Academic

1839 – 1897

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Who was Henry George?

Henry George 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 economic philosophy known as Georgism, whose main tenet is that people should own what they create, but that everything found in nature, most importantly the value of land, belongs equally to all humanity. His most famous work, Progress and Poverty, is a treatise on inequality, the cyclic nature of industrialized economies, and the use of the land value tax as a remedy.

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Born
Sep 2, 1839
Philadelphia
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Episcopal Academy
Lived in
  • Philadelphia
Died
Oct 29, 1897
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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