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
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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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All Taxes Come Out of Rents (Anyway)?
Really? Well, then, rents are the best basis for taxation, aren't they?
All Taxes Come Out of Rents
The value of New York City's land is over three times what the city says it is, according to a new study
Harnessing Economic Rent in NYC
India's Real Estate Boom is distorting the economy in many ways, and the bubble might burst!
The Case for a Land Value Tax
Mountains of Corn are grown on subsidized megafarms, then burned in SUVs. Does this make any sense?
Corn to Burn