Henry George: rebel with a cause

  title={Henry George: rebel with a cause},
  author={Mark Blaug},
  journal={The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought},
  pages={270 - 288}
  • M. Blaug
  • Published 2000
  • Economics
  • The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought
Henry George's Progress and Poverty (1879) was undoubtedly the most widely read book on economics in the nineteenth century. Its proposal for a ‘single tax’ on land rents inspired both socialists and liberal reformers in the closing decades of the nineteenth century but it was attacked and condemned by virtually all the leading economists of the day, principally on the ground that it was not possible even in principle to separate pure ground rent from profits on capital invested in land. The… Expand
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  • Economics
  • Journal of the History of Economic Thought
  • 2010
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  • Economics
  • The Journal of Law and Economics
  • 1969
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