Who was Henry George?


Several biographies have been written.


Of the short ones are:






Henry George in Australian Progress May-June 2005 - Click here


An online book: “The Life of Henry George”

written by his son Henry George Jun. http://www.henrygeorge.org/LIFEofHG


and take a look at


109 Pictures: http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/explore/dgexplore.cfm?col_id=214




“Only, when I first realized the squalid misery of a great city, it appalled and tormented me, and would not let me rest, for thinking of what caused it and how it could be cured”



“We must do something, otherwise the very ground which nourishes and shelters us, as vital as the air, will be monopolised by a few men. Those few will own and rule us. And then democracy will perish.”



“It is not enough that men should vote; it is not enough that they should be theoretically equal before the law. They must have liberty to avail themselves of the opportunities and means of life; they must stand on equal terms with reference to the bounty of nature.”



“The tax on land values is  . .  the taking by the community, for the use of the community, of that value which is the creation of the community.”



“The tax upon land values is, therefore, the most just and equal of all taxes. It falls only upon those who receive from society a peculiar and valuable benefit, and upon them in proportion to the benefit they receive.”