|Born||(1839-09-02)September 2, 1839|
|Died||October 29, 1897(1897-10-29) (aged 58)|
New York City
|Influences||Locke · Mill · Ricardo · Smith · Quesnay|
|Influenced||Albert Jay Nock · John Dewey · Philip Wicksteed|
|Contributions||Georgism; studied land as a factor in economic inequality and business cycles; proposed land value tax|
 Early life and marriage
 Economic and political philosophy
|“||I asked a passing teamster, for want of something better to say, what land was worth there. He pointed to some cows grazing so far off that they looked like mice, and said, 'I don't know exactly, but there is a man over there who will sell some land for a thousand dollars an acre.' Like a flash it came over me that there was the reason of advancing poverty with advancing wealth. With the growth of population, land grows in value, and the men who work it must pay more for the privilege.||”|
 Policy proposals
 Single tax on land
 Free trade
 Chinese immigration
 Secret ballot
 Hard currency and national debt
 Subsequent influence
 Economic contributions
(T)he separation of production into two groups, in one of which the vital forces of nature form a distinct element in addition to labour, while in the other they do not, is entirely untenable[...] The natural sciences have long ago told us that the cooperation of nature is universal. [...] The muscular movement of the man who planes would be of very little use, if the natural powers and properties of the steel edge of the plane did not come to his assistance.
[I]f I go to a builder and say to him, "In what time and at what price will you build me such and such a house?" he would, after thinking, name a time, and a price based on it. This specification of time would be essential.... This I would soon find if, not quarreling with the price, I ask him largely to lessen the time.... I might get the builder somewhat to lessen the time... ; but only by greatly increasing the price, until finally a point would be reached where he would not consent to build the house in less time no matter at what price. He would say [that the house just could not be built any faster].... The importance ... of this principle—that all production of wealth requires time as well as labor—we shall see later on; but the principle that time is a necessary element in all production we must take into account from the very first.
 See also
- Dictionary of American Biography, 1st. ed., s.v. "George, Henry," edited by Allen Johnson and Dumas Malone, Vol. VII (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931), 211-212.
- David Montgomery, American National Biography Online, s.v. "George, Henry," Feb. 2000, http://www.anb.org/articles/15/15-00261.html Accessed Sep. 3, 2011
- Obituary, New York Times
- "SINGLE TAXERS DINE JOHNSON; Medallion Made by Son of Henry George Presented to Cleveland's Former Mayor", The New York Times - May 31, 1910
- Charles A. Barker, "Henry George and the California Background of Progress and Poverty," California Historical Society Quartery 24, no. 2 (Jun. 1945), 103-104.
- Dictionary of American Biography, s.v. "George, Henry," 211-212.
- Montgomery, American National Biography Online, s.v. "George, Henry," http://www.anb.org/articles/15/15-00261.html Accessed Sep. 3, 2011.
- Obituary - Th New York Times, May 4, 1897
- Henry George, "What the Railroad Will Bring Us," Overland Monthly 1, no. 4 (Oct. 1868), http://www.grundskyld.dk/1-railway.html Accessed Sep. 3, 2011.
- Dictionary of American Biography, s.v. "George, Henry," 213.
- Quoted in Nock, Albert Jay. "Henry George: Unorthodox American, Part IV".
- Jurgen G. Backhaus, "Henry George's Ingenious Tax: A Contemporary Restatement," American Journal of Economics and Sociology 56, no. 4 (Oct. 1997), 453-458
- Henry George, Progress and Poverty, (1879; reprinted, London: Kegan Paul, Tench & Co., 1886), 283-284.
- Charles A. Barker, "Henry George and the California Background of Progress and Poverty," California Historical Society Quartery 24, no. 2 (Jun. 1945), 97-115.
- According to his granddaughter Agnes de Mille, Progress and Poverty and its successors made Henry George the third most famous man in the USA, behind only Mark Twain and Thomas Edison. 
- Dictionary of American Biography, s.v. "George, Henry," 214-215.
- Robert E. Weir, "A Fragile Alliance: Henry George and the Knights of Labor," American Journal of Economics and Sociology 56, no. 4 (Oct. 1997), 423-426.
- Dictionary of American Biography, s. V. "George, Henry," 215.
- Montgomery, American National Biography, s.v. "George, Henry," http://www.anb.org/articles/15/15-00261.html
- "Henry George's Death Abroad. London Papers Publish Long Sketches and Comment on His Career". New York Times. October 30, 1897. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9B0CE1D91330E333A25753C3A9669D94669ED7CF. Retrieved 2010-03-07. "The newspapers today are devoting much attention to the death of Henry George, the candidate of the Jeffersonian Democracy for the office of Mayor of Greater New York, publishing long sketches of his career and philosophical and economical theories."
- George, Henry (1879). "2". Progress and Poverty: An Inquiry into the Cause of Industrial Depressions and of Increase of Want with Increase of Wealth. VI. New York: Robert Schalkenbach Foundation. ISBN 0-914016-60-1. http://www.econlib.org/library/YPDBooks/George/grgPP26.html. Retrieved 2008-05-12.
- Backhaus, "Henry George's Ingenious Tax," 453-458.
- The Green Party 2010 Platform :: Economic Justice & Sustainability 
- Weir, "A Fragile Alliance," 425-425
- Henry George, Protection or Free Trade: An Examination of the Tariff Question, with Especial Regard to the Interests of Labor(New York: 1887).
- "Chinese immigration". Library of Economics and Liberty.
- ."Second Period:Formulation of the Philosophy", www.henrygeorge.org
- 'Jill Lepore' (2008-10-13). "'Rock, Paper, Scissors: How we used to vote'". New Yorker. New Yorker. http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/10/13/081013fa_fact_lepore.
- To illustrate: It is not the business of government to interfere with the views which any one may hold of the Creator or with the worship he may choose to pay him, so long as the exercise of these individual rights does not conflict with the equal liberty of others; and the result of governmental interference in this domain has been hypocrisy, corruption, persecution and religious war. It is not the business of government to direct the employment of labor and capital, and to foster certain industries at the expense of other industries; and the attempt to do so leads to all the waste, loss and corruption due to protective tariffs. On the other hand it is the business of government to issue money. This is perceived as soon as the great labor saving invention of money supplants barter. To leave it to every one who chose to do so to issue money would be to entail general inconvenience and loss, to offer many temptations to roguery, and to put the poorer classes of society at a great disadvantage. These obvious considerations have everywhere, as society became well organized, led to the recognition of the coinage of money as an exclusive function of government. When in the progress of society, a further labor-saving improvement becomes possible by the substitution of paper for the precious metals as the material for money, the reasons why the issuance of this money should be made a government function become still stronger. The evils entailed by wildcat banking in the United States are too well remembered to need reference. The loss and inconvenience, the swindling and corruption that flowed from the assumption by each State of the Union of the power to license banks of issue ended with the war, and no -one would now go back to them. Yet instead of doing what every public consideration impels us to, and assuming wholly and fully as the exclusive function of the General Government the power to issue money, the private interests of bankers have, up to this, compelled us to the use of a hybrid currency, of which a large part, though guaranteed by the General Government, is issued and made profitable to corporations. The legitimate business of banking - the safekeeping and loaning of money, and the making and exchange of credits, is properly left to individuals and associations; but by leaving to them, even in part and under restrictions and guarantees, the issuance of money, the people of the United States suffer an annual loss of millions of dollars, and sensibly increase the influences which exert a corrupting effect upon their government. The Complete Works of Henry George. Social Problems, page 178, Doubleday Page & Co, New York, 1904
- Karl Marx - Letter to Friedrich Adolph Sorge in Hoboken
- Henry George's Thought
- Gaffney, Mason and Harrison, Fred. The Corruption of Economics. (London: Shepheard-Walwyn (Publishers) Ltd., 1994) ISBN 0-85638-162-X (hardback), ISBN 0-85638-153-0 (paperback).
- Frédéric Bastiat, That Which is Seen, and That Which is Not Seen," 1850.
- Henry George, Progress and Poverty,, 161.
- Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk, Capital and Interest: A Critical History of Economic Theory transl. William Smart (London: Macmillan and Co., 1890), 417.
- Henry George, The Science of Political Economy (New York: Doubleday & McClure Co., 1898), 369-370.
- Johannsen, Oscar B. Henry George and the Austrian economists. The American Journal of Economics and Sociology (Am. j. econ. sociol.) ISSN 0002-9246. Abstract.
- T.H. Huxley, "Capital—the Mother of Labour: An Economical Problem Discussed from a Physiological Point of View," The Nineteenth Century (Mar. 1890).
- Wikisource:Progress and Poverty 1879
- Progress and Poverty (1912, first published 1879. Definitive, free, searchable on Econlib.)
- The Land Question 1881
- Social Problems 1883
- Protection or Free Trade 1886
- George, Henry (July 1887). "The New Party". The North American Review (University of Northern Iowa) 145 (368): 1–8. ISBN 0-85315-726-X. http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/moa/moa-cgi?notisid=ABQ7578-0145-3.
- Protection or Free Trade (1905, first published 1886. Definitive, free, searchable on Econlib.)
- A Perplexed Philosopher 1892
- The Science of Political Economy 1898
- Our Land and Land Policy" 1871
- The Condition of Labor" 1891
- Further reading
- Barker, Charles Albro Henry George. Oxford University Press 1955 and Greenwood Press 1974. ISBN 0-8371-7775-8
- George, Henry. (1881). Progress and Poverty: An Inquiry into the Cause of Industrial Depressions and of Increase of Want with Increase of Wealth; The Remedy. Kegan Paul (reissued by Cambridge University Press, 2009; ISBN 978-1-108-00361-2)
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- The Henry George Foundation (United Kingdom)
- The Henry George Foundation of America
- The Henry George Foundation of Australia
- The Life of Henry George, by Henry George Jr, 1904
- Henry George Papers, New York Public Library
- Biography of Henry George. Library of Economics and Liberty (Econlib)
- Progress and Poverty, by Henry George, complete, free, definitive edition (1912, first published 1879), Library of Economics and Liberty (Econlib)
- Protection or Free Trade, by Henry George, complete, free, definitive edition (1905, first published 1886), Library of Economics and Liberty (Econlib)
- The Center for the Study of Economics
- The Henry George Institute - Understanding Economics
- The Henry George School, founded 1932.
- Robert S. Schalkenbach Foundation
- Online Works of Henry George
- Wealth and Want
- Prosper Australia
- Henry George Foundation OnlyMelbourne
- A Henry George Primer from Dollars & Sense
- The Complete Works of Henry George. Publisher: New York, Doubleday, Page & company, 1904. Description: 10 v. fronts (v. 1-9) ports. 21 cm.. (searchable facsimile at the University of Georgia Libraries; DjVu & layered PDF format)
- The Crime of Poverty by Henry George
- Georgism - A Review Some mildly critical private commentary
- Henry George Photograph part of the Nineteenth Century Notables Digital Collection at Gettysburg College
- Centro Educativo Internacional Henry George (Managua, Nicaragua), in Spanish
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