A PERPLEXED PHILOSOPHER (Illustrated) by Henry George


byHenry George

Kobo ebook | August 30, 2014

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Henry George’s analysis and remedy are directly from classical economic theory seeded by Adam Smith, David Ricardo, and John Stuart Mill. The giants had already decried the evils of concentrated land ownership, which they called “land monopoly”. George carried classical economics to its logical conclusion, and popularized that conclusion with stunning effect.

Henry George is best known for his Progress and Poverty that Albert Einstein designated George a "beautiful combination of intellectual keenness, artistic forum, and fervent love of justice". However, Protection or Free Trade by Henry George is a more significant work on the nature of free trade.

Although both Henry George and Karl Marx advocated equal rights of use of land, Henry George and Karl Marx defined complete paths to equal rights. Marx saw centralized and planed economic system as a step to ensure equal rights of use of land. On his part, Henry George predicted that if Marx's ideas were tried, the likely result would be a dictatorship. History proved that Henry Georg’s theory is right and his theory is still relevant to daily life of millions of Americans.  

The book A PERPLEXED PHILOSOPHER further details Henry George’s view that the rights of men to the use of land are not joint rights but they are equal rights. The equal right argument by Henry George in the book is simple, clear, precise, and complete as the follows:

“Were there only one man on earth, he would have a right to the use of the whole earth or any part of the earth. When there is more than one man on earth, the right to the use of land that any one of them would have, were he alone, is not abrogated: it is only limited. The right of each to the use of land is still a direct, original right, which he holds of himself, and not by the gift or consent of the others; but it has become limited by the similar rights of the others, and is therefore an equal right.”

The book is a must read for readers who are interested knowing why land rights need to be equal and why unconstrained property value is a damage to a health economic system.

Title:A PERPLEXED PHILOSOPHER (Illustrated)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:August 30, 2014Publisher:AS TeamLanguage:English

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