New Book! As in the “Gilded Age,” in the 21st century we face the endemic problem of deepening poverty, even as productivity keeps growing. One solution is “to make land common property.” But how to do that? Not by redistributing the land itself — such “agrarian reform” efforts have repeatedly failed. “It is not necessary to confiscate land,” wrote Henry George, “only to confiscate rent.” The value of land — which is due to the community’s activities and to nature itself — truly belongs to the whole community, and thus is the ideal fund for public revenue. But land, in economic terms, is far more than farms and fields, or the surface of the earth — it includes every kind of natural resource and opportunity. Eleven essays by leading scholars and activists explore how to implement “the sovereign remedy” in the real world. 170 pages, Henry George Institute/Robert Schalkenbach Foundation, 2018 $15.00 — Order a copy

Membership in the Henry George Institute

...has only two requirements: pay your annual dues of $20 (us), and indicate your agreement with our Statement of Purpose. As a member, you get a subscription to the Georgist Journal, and a vote in our annual election for members of the Board of Directors.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

In accordance with the philosophy of Henry George, the Henry George Institute holds that all persons have a right to the use of the earth and that all have a right to the fruits of their labor. To implement these rights it is proposed that the rent of land be taken by the community as public revenue, and that all taxes on labor and the fruits of labor be abolished. The Institute believes with George that “liberty means justice and justice is the natural law,” and that the social and economic ills besetting the world today are the result of non-conformance to natural law. The Institute pledges itself to bring this philosophy to the attention of the public by all suitable means.

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Membership in the Henry George Institute

...has only two requirements: pay your annual dues of $20 (us), and indicate your agreement with our Statement of Purpose. As a member, you get a subscription to the Georgist Journal, and a vote in our annual election for members of the Board of Directors.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

In accordance with the philosophy of Henry George, the Henry George Institute holds that all persons have a right to the use of the earth and that all have a right to the fruits of their labor. To implement these rights it is proposed that the rent of land be taken by the community as public revenue, and that all taxes on labor and the fruits of labor be abolished. The Institute believes with George that “liberty means justice and justice is the natural law,” and that the social and economic ills besetting the world today are the result of non-conformance to natural law. The Institute pledges itself to bring this philosophy to the attention of the public by all suitable means.

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