Henry George (1839-1897)
, by Charles L. Hooper, The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics
Includes picture and list of selected works with links to those hosted by the Library of Economics and Liberty
"Henry George is best remembered as a proponent of the 'single tax' on land. The government should finance all of its projects, he argued, with proceeds from only one tax. This single tax would be on the unimproved value of land—the value that the land would have if it were in its natural state with no buildings, no landscaping, and so on. George's idea was not new; it was largely borrowed from David Ricardo, James Mill, and John Stuart Mill."
Henry George - Online Library of Liberty
Includes picture, short profile and links to some of George's writings and notable quotations
"A prolific author who was a strong defender of free trade and an advocate of the idea of a single tax on land. George believed that a single tax on land would be sufficient to fund government activities. It would be based upon the unimproved value of the land."
Albert Jay Nock: A Gifted Pen for Radical Individualism
, by Jim Powell
, The Freeman
, Mar 1997
Biographical essay, including his early life, editorship of The Freeman
, and notable books and essays
"Nock embraced ideas of crusading economic reformer Henry George. 'As a social philosopher, George interested me profoundly,' Nock recalled, 'as a reformer and publicist, he did not interest me. ... George's philosophy was the philosophy of human freedom ... he believed that all mankind are indefinitely improvable, and that the freer they are, the more they will improve. He saw also that they can never become politically or socially free until they have become economically free.'"
Related Topics: Albert Jay Nock
, Frank Chodorov
, Economic Freedom
, Compulsory Education
, The Freeman (1920-1924)
, The Freeman
, Thomas Jefferson
, Henry Louis Mencken
, Franz Oppenheimer
, Franklin Delano Roosevelt
, The State
, Woodrow Wilson
, World War I
Henry George and the Tariff Question
, by Karen DeCoster, Mises Daily
, 19 Apr 2006
After some introductory remarks and a biographical section on Henry George, examines the protective tariff arguments posed by George in Protection or Free Trade
"Henry George (1839-1897) was a journalist and American political economist who was born in Philadelphia, but settled in California in his teens. After failed attempts at gold mining, he ended up in the newspaper industry, where he developed his exceptional talents for writing and analyzing political economy. He had no formal training in economics, in spite of his many superb books on the topic."
Murray Rothbard's Philosophy of Freedom
, by David Gordon, The Freeman
, Nov 2007
Examines the arguments made by Rothbard from the premise that slavery is wrong, self-ownership, private property rights and a free market without government interventions follows
"Parcels of land do not come into the world with persons' names attached; and Rothbard firmly rejects the Georgist contention that everyone owns all land collectively. 'Some critics,' he writes in his great treatise Man, Economy, and State, 'especially the Henry Georgists, assert that, while a man or his assigns may be entitled to the produce of his own labor or anything exchanged for it, he is not entitled to an original, nature-given factor, a "gift of nature." ... This is a self-contradictory position, however. ...'"
Progress and Poverty: An Inquiry in the Cause of Industrial Depressions and of Increase of Want with Increase of Wealth...The Remedy
Partial contents: Wages and Capital - Population and Subsistence - The Laws of Distribution - Effect of Material Progress Upon the Distribution of Wealth - The Problem Solved - The Remedy - Justice of the Remedy - Application of the Remedy