Why There Are Recessions and Poverty Amid Plenty—and What to Do About It!
Finally, one of the world's best-selling books on political economy has been edited and abridged for modern readers.
Many economists and politicians foster the illusion that great fortunes and poverty stem from the presence or absence of individual skill and risk-taking. Henry George, by contrast, showed that the wealth gap occurs because a few people are allowed to monopolize natural opportunities and deny them to others. George did not advocate equality of income, the forcible redistribution of wealth, or government management of the economy. He simply believed that in a society not burdened by the demands of a privileged elite, a full and satisfying life would be attainable by everyone.
Author: Henry George
Editor: Bob Drake
Paperback 325 pp
2010 RSF (Second Edition)
For e-book version:
Progress and Poverty Book Website
Understanding Economics: The study guide for the Drake edition of Progress and Poverty