He was the most important American voice in political economy. During his lifetime, he became the
third most famous man in the United States, behind Thomas Edison and Mark Twain
. His supporters included Leo Tolstoy, Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill and John Dewey, to name a few. Here's our Henry George quote
of the day, and here is more on George's life and work
Did you know
that the game of Monopoly
was originally invented as a teaching tool to help get across Henry George's economic principles? Here's an article
on the history of The Landlord's Game,
patented in 1904, which, under its new name — Monopoly
— became the world's most popular board game!
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