Geoists in History

HG Wells – feudal critique

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By Karl Williams As part of the Geoists in History series: Key quotes: “The World State in this ideal presents itself as the sole landowner of the earth, with the great local governments I have adumbrated, the local municipalities, holding, as it were, feudally under it as landlords. The State or these subordinates holds all […]

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Richard Cobden – Liberate the Land

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We celebrate our 125th Annual Henry George Commemorative Dinner this September and with that in mind, we continue unveiling our rich historical tradition of land reformers in the Geoists in History series with Richard Cobden. “You who shall liberate the land will do more for your country than we have done in the liberation of […]

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Geoists in History – Philip Snowden

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1864 – 1937 Karl Williams continues the exploration of the great figures in history in his Geoists in History segment.   “There never was a time when the need was greater than it is today for the application of the philosophy and principles of Henry George to the economic and political conditions which are scourging the […]

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Gaetano Filangieri – Royal Exposé

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  Part of the Geoists in History series, a biographical take on influential economic thinkers, taken from our 112 year old Progress Magazine. “I propose to introduce the reform gradually and with the greatest care. A tax particularly burdensome should be first taken off, its net amount accurately calculated, and an equivalent laid upon the land. […]

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Andrew Carnegie – economic reformer?

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Part of the Geoists in History series, taken from our 112 year old Progress Magazine. Andrew Carnegie     (1835 – 1919) “The most comfortable, but also the most unproductive way for a capitalist to increase his fortune, is to put all monies in sites and await that point in time when a society, hungering for […]

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E.J Craigie

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“Communally created values must be safeguarded, and it is the function of government to collect into the public treasury the value attaching to land by reason of the presence of the people, as that is the natural source from which public revenue should be drawn.” “This small bespeckled man was always looked upon in the […]

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