The ideas expressed here are inspired by the 19th century American political economist and social philosopher, Henry George, b.1838, d.18...
The ideas expressed here are inspired by the 19th century American political economist and social philosopher, Henry George, b.1838, d.1897. In his best known book Progress and Poverty, published in 1878 he asks the question: WHY IS THERE SO MUCH POVERTY AMID SO MUCH PROGRESS?. This question is a relevant today as it ever was. Progress and Poverty became a world wide best seller and along with his others books inspired millions of people during what is known as the Progressive Era. His answer did not sit well with vested interests and his name, contribution and main point, that land belonged to everyone and could be shared most appropriately by a tax on 100% of its market rental value, was wiped from economics education by professors and schools originally funded by wealthy land and natural resource owners. The World Teacher, Maitreya, speaks through Benjamin Creme on the subject of justice and peace: http://www.s12.si/content/view/109/60/