(September 2, 1839 – October 29, 1897) was an American writer, politician and political economist, who was the most influential proponent of the land value tax, also known as the "single tax" on land. He inspired the economic philosophy known as Georgism, whose main tenet is that people should own what they create, but that everything found in nature, most importantly the value of land, belongs equally to all humanity. His most famous work, Progress and Poverty (1879), is a treatise on inequality, the cyclic nature of industrial economies, and the use of the land value tax as a remedy.
02.12.2010 [North Wiltshire and Kennet Gazette & Herald] - Estate agent Jonathan Conning at HenryGeorge in Kingsbury Street said: “If that is the case it could be March before the work is completed to the point
"In den armen, vom Leben mißhandelten Menschen und in denen, die ihre Kräfte im Jagen nach Reichtum vergeuden, und in denen, die in den Fabriken in Maschinen verwandelt werden, in den Kindern, die in Schmutz, Laster und Unwissenheit aufwachsen, ruhen Kräfte höchster Ordnung und glänzendste Begabungen. Alles, was sie brauchen, ist eine günstige Gelegenheit, die sie zutage fördert." - "Fortschritt und Armut". 1879, zitiert nach der 1959 in Düsseldorf erschienenen deutschen Ausgabe, S. 190. userpage.fu-berlin.de
16.11.2010 [National Legal and Policy Center] - On August 3, HenryGeorge Green Sr., former treasurer of Local 440 of the International Longshoremen's Association, was sentenced in US District Court for