PROMINENT GEORGISTS

Taking the best from liberalism, anarchism, socialism and environmentalism, Georgists follow a uniquely sensible path. Many well-known historical figures were Georgists, and you may not even know it!

Helen Keller

Helen Keller

“Who reads shall find in Henry George’s philosophy a rare beauty and power of inspiration.”

Helen Keller

Clyde Cameron

“It is better to pay a small amount of land tax on your block of land than to pay a large amount in income tax.”

Helen Keller

Banjo Paterson

“To whom does the finest house in Sydney belong? It belongs to a man who inherited a huge fortune made solely out of the rise and rents of real estate near Sydney”

Leo Tolstoy with a beard

Leo Tolstoy

“Possession of land by people who do not use it is immoral – just like the possession of slaves.”

Leo Tolstoy with a beard

George Orwell

“It is desirable that people should own their own dwelling houses… But the ground-landlord in a town area has no function and no excuse for existence.”

Marion Mahoney Griffin

Marion Mahoney Griffin

“What the Gods have given us we are under obligation to share with humanity, with the world.”

Cartoon in Independent Australia

Walter Burnley Griffin

“Behind every radical movement you will find Single Taxers.”

Cartoon in Independent Australia

Lizzie Magie

“Let the children once see clearly the gross injustice of our present land system and when they grow up… the evil will soon be remedied.”

Cartoon in Independent Australia

HG Wells

“The trend of modern thought is entirely against private property in land or natural objects or products.”

Cartoon in Independent Australia

Sun Yet Sen

“The teaching of Henry George will be the basis of our program of reform.”

Catherine Spence

Catherine Helen Spence

“It is to private property… at the expense of the community that we may attribute the fact that the progress of want keeps nearly even pace with the progress of wealth.”
Cartoon in Independent Australia

Frank Lloyd Wright

“Henry George clearly enough showed us the simple basis of poverty in human society.”

Cartoon in Independent Australia

Max Hirsch

“Private ownership of land… enables the owners to perpetually appropriate wealth made by others without rendering service in return”