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George, Henry 1839-1897

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Works: 973 works in 3,934 publications in 12 languages and 36,727 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Essays  Speeches  Economic history 
Roles: Author, Arranger, Editor, Contributor, Illustrator
Classifications: HB171, 330.1
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Progress and poverty, an inquiry into the cause of industrial depressions and of increase of want with increase of wealth; the remedy by Henry George( Book )

786 editions published between 1879 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 5,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Progress and Poverty by Henry George. This classic work is an enquiry into the cause of industrial depressions and the persistence of poverty amid advancing wealth. Published in 1879, it was admired and advocated by great minds such as Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, Leo Tolstoy and Sun Yat-sen in China. Henry George lived through a period of American history which witnessed the closing of the frontier, and he noticed the dramatic deterioration in the condition of labour once that happened. While land was freely available wages were high, once it was enclosed wages fell. Adam Smith appears not to have appreciated the full consequences of this, but he was writing before their full horror became evident in the form of landless peasants crowding into city slums, seeking work in "satanic mills" at minimum wages. Henry George, observing similar events in America (he was a journalist), saw the connection between land enclosure and poverty and unemployment. He also realized that the harmful effects could be rectified, without confiscating the land, through a change in the tax system and allowing market forces to work. This classic offers an alternative ethical and practical guide at a time when the collapse of the Marxist/Socialist experiment and the deep recession in the West leave many seeking fresh inspiration. The important social issues raised in this great classic of economic literature remain unresolved to this day - indeed the gulf between rich and poor continues to widen. The non-violent solution proposed has been all but forgotten, although it had widespread support around the world and was endorsed by Churchill and four British Prime Ministers during the first three decades of the 20th century
Social problems by Henry George( Book )

220 editions published between 1883 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first eleven chapters of this book are revised from articles published in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, during the first half of this year, under the title of problems of the Time." In the chapters which follow, I have more fully developed the lines of thought there begun. My endeavor has been to present the momentous social problems of our time, unencumbered by technicalities, and without that abstract reasoning which some of the principles of Political Economy (or perhaps, rather, false teachings in regard to them) require for thorough comprehension. I have spoken in this book of some points not touched upon, or but lightly touched upon, in "Progress and Poverty," but there are other points as to which I think it would be worth the while of those who may be interested by this book to read that"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Protection or free trade; an examination of the tariff question, with especial regard to the interests of labor by Henry George( Book )

82 editions published between 1886 and 1992 in English and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The science of political economy : a reconstruction of its principles in clear and systematic form by Henry George( Book )

88 editions published between 1897 and 2004 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A perplexed philosopher: being an examination of Mr. Herbert Spencer's various utterances on the land question, with some incidental reference to his synthetic philosophy by Henry George( Book )

56 editions published between 1892 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The condition of labor : an open letter to Pope Leo XIII by Henry George( Book )

77 editions published between 1891 and 2010 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Significant paragraphs from Henry George's Progress and poverty by Henry George( Book )

12 editions published between 1928 and 1935 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of Henry George by Henry George( Book )

14 editions published between 1904 and 1973 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our land and land policy : speeches, lectures, and miscellaneous writings by Henry George( Book )

39 editions published between 1871 and 2015 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even before the publication of Progress and Poverty in 1879, San Francisco political economist and publisher Henry George (1839-1897) had written extensively about what he considered to be the causes for worldwide economic inequity-land monopolization and speculation by wealthy entrepreneurs and corrupt politicians. But his attacks on these evils were coupled with a plan for a possible brighter future, for a world in which disparities between people of different classes could be adjusted. By the time he died in 1897, his assessments of liberal 19th-century economic theory were critically accl
The land question; what it involves, and how alone it can be settled by Henry George( Book )

59 editions published between 1881 and 2015 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The land question, Property in land, the condition of labor by Henry George( Book )

19 editions published between 1898 and 1965 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The law of human progress by Henry George( Book )

7 editions published between 1917 and 2010 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kearney agitation in California by Henry George( Book )

3 editions published in 1880 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George traced the social and political history of San Francisco since the Vigilance Committee of 1856. Kearney was a leader of groups hostile to religions and to non-natives, especially the Chinese. Kearney blamed the economic depression on the Chinese and agitated rioters who destroyed many Chinese business places. George discussed how insecurities allow the masses to follow a leader who promised remedies
The land question, Property in land, the condition of labor by Henry George( Book )

10 editions published between 1881 and 2010 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crime of poverty by Henry George( Book )

23 editions published between 1885 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land and people by Henry George( Book )

14 editions published between 1885 and 1907 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thou shalt not steal by Henry George( Book )

17 editions published between 1887 and 1938 in English and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scotland and Scotsmen : an address by Henry George( Book )

8 editions published between 1884 and 1936 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Henry George by Henry George( Book )

3 editions published between 1900 and 1960 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry George, the transatlantic Irish, and their times by Ross B Emmett( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Section 1. Getting the feet wet -- section 2. Diving into the murky waters -- section 3. Submerged in the sea -- section 4. Related documents of interest -- section 5. Letters from the pen of Henry George and others
 
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Our land and land policy : speeches, lectures, and miscellaneous writings
Alternative Names
Chʿiao-chih, Heng-li

Chʻiao-chih, Heng-li 1839-1897

Dschordschs, Henri 1839-1897

Dzhordzh, Genri.

Dzhordzh, Genri 1839-1897

Džordž, Genri

Džordžs, Henrijs 1839-1897

George, .. 1839-1897

George, Enrique

George, Enrique 1839-1897

George, H.

George, Henry

George, Henry Jr

George, Henryk.

George, Henryk 1839-1897

Henry George amerikansk ekonom

Henry George amerikansk økonom

Henry George amerykański ekonomista

Henry George economist american

Henry George economista estadounidense

Henry George economista estatunidenc

Henry George economista statunitense

Henry George économiste américain

Henry George econoom

Henry George US-amerikanischer politischer Ökonom und Befürworter einer Einheitssteuer auf Land

Zshorzsh, Henri 1839-1897

Zšorzš, Henriy

Χένρι Τζορτζ

Джордж, Генри

Джордж, Генри 1839-1897

Хенри Джордж

גורג, הנרי

דזשארדזש, הענרי

הנרי ג'ורג'

הנרי ג'ורג' כלכלן אמריקאי

זשארזש, ה 1839־1897

זשארזש, הענרי 1839-1897

جورج، هنرى، 1839-1897

هنري جورج عالم اقتصاد أمريكي

هنری جرج

هنری جورج اقتصاددان آمریکایی

เฮนรี จอร์จ

조지, 헨리 1839-1897

죠지, 헨리

죠지, 헨리 1839-1897

헨리 조지

ジョージ, ヘンリー

ヘンリー・ジョージ

乔治, 亨利

亨利·乔治

Languages
English (1,467)

German (96)

Spanish (57)

French (42)

Chinese (9)

Russian (6)

Italian (4)

Finnish (4)

Korean (3)

Portuguese (2)

Polish (1)

Hebrew (1)

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The condition of labor : an open letter to Pope Leo XIIIOur land and land policy : speeches, lectures, and miscellaneous writingsThe land question; what it involves, and how alone it can be settledThe crime of povertyHenry George, the transatlantic Irish, and their timesHenry George : citizen of the worldThe prophet of San Francisco; personal memories & interpretations of Henry George