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Significant Paragraphs from Progress and Poverty
by Henry George
with An Appreciation by John Dewey

Progress & Poverty: An Inquiry into the cause of industrial depressions and the increase of want with increase of wealth . . . The Remedy

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Harry Gunnison Brown's Preface

An Appreciation of Henry George: John Dewey

Selections from Progress and Poverty:

  1. The Problem
  2. Poverty Not Due to Over-Population
  3. Land Rent Grows as Community Develops
  4. Land Speculation Causes Reduced Wages
  5. The Basic Cause of Poverty
  6. The Remedy
  7. Simplicity of Method of Introducing Remedy
  8. Why a Land-Value Tax is bettter than an Equal Tax on All Property
  9. Alleged Difficulty of Distinguishing Land from Improvements
10. Effect of Remedy upon Wealth Production
11. Effect of Remedy upon the Sharing of Wealth
12. Effect of Remedy upon Various Economic Classes
13. Effect of Remedy upon Social Ideals
14. Liberty, and Equality of Opportunity
15. The Cross of a New Crusade

Appendix: Opinions of Some Leading American Economists

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... because democracy alone hasn't yet led to a society in which all can prosper