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Who was Henry George?

Henry GeorgeHenry George was a ‘pamphleteer’ or political activist, who was active around the turn of the last century.  He published a number of books including the seminal ‘Progress and Poverty’, (1879) in which he outlined his ideas for social progress, and the elimination of poverty.

His writings have had a lasting impact on political and economic thought, and are held by many to provide solutions to many of the world’s current travails.

For further information on the life and times of Henry George please refer to the following links:

Links about Henry George:

wiki – Henry George
wiki – Progress and Poverty
Texts from Progress and Poverty

"So long as all the increased wealth which modern progress brings goes but to build up great fortunes, to increase luxury and make sharper the contrast between the House of Have and the House of Want, progress is not real and cannot be permanent.  

~Henry George, Progress and Poverty, 1879"

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