American political economist and journalist (1839–1897)
Henry George was an American political economist and journalist. His writing was immensely popular in 19th-century America and sparked several reform movements of the Progressive Era. He inspired the economic philosophy known as Georgism, the belief that people should own the value they produce themselves, but that the economic value of land should belong equally to all members of society. George famously argued that a single tax on land values would create a more productive and just society.
Henry George Quotes
The methods by which a trade union can alone act, are necessarily destructive its organization is necessarily tyrannical.
There is danger in reckless change, but greater danger in blind conservatism.
How many men are there who fairly earn a million dollars?
The march of invention has clothed mankind with powers of which a century ago the boldest imagination could not have dreamt.
Poverty is the openmouthed relentless hell which yawns beneath civilized society. And it is hell enough.
There is danger in reckless change; but greater danger in blind conservatism.
He who sees the truth, let him proclaim it, without asking who is for it or who is against it.
Social progress makes the well-being of all more and more the business of each.