Progress and Poverty

Progress and Poverty 2006
Abridged and Edited by Bob Drake


Publisher's Foreword by Cliff Cobb
Editor's Preface by Bob Drake
Author's Preface to the Fourth Edition

Introduction: The Problem of Poverty Amid Progress

First Part: Wages and Capital

1. Why Traditional Theories of Wages are Wrong

2. Defining Terms

3. Wages Are Produced By Labor, Not Drawn From Capital

4. Workers Not Supported By Capital

5. The True Functions of Capital

Second Part: Population and Subsistence

6. The Theory of Population According to Malthus

7. Malthus vs. Facts

8. Malthus vs. Analogies

9. Malthusian Theory Disproved

Third Part: The Laws of Distribution

10. Necessary Relation of the Laws of Distribution

11. The Law Of Rent

12. The Cause of Interest

13. False Interest

14. The Law Of Interest

15. The Law Of Wages

16. Correlating The Laws of Distribution

17. The Problem Explained

Fourth Part: The Effect of Material Progress
on the Distribution of Wealth

18. Dynamic Forces Not Yet Explored

19. Population Growth and Distribution of Wealth

20. Technology and the Distribution of Wealth

21. Speculation

Fifth Part: The Problem Solved

22. The Root Cause of Recessions

23. The Persistence of Poverty Despite Increasing Wealth

Sixth Part: The Remedy

24. Ineffective Remedies

25. The True Remedy

Seventh Part: Justice of the Remedy

26. The Injustice of Private Property In Land

27. The Enslavement of Labor

28. Are Landowners Entitled to Compensation?

29. History of Land as Private Property

30. History of Property in Land in the US

Eighth Part: Application of the Remedy

31. Private Property in Land is Inconsistent with the Best Use of Land

32. Securing Equal Rights To Land

33. The Canons of Taxation

34. Endorsements And Objections

Ninth Part: Effects of the Remedy

35. The Effect on Production

36. The Effect on The Distribution of Wealth

37. The Effect on Individuals and Classes

38. Changes in Society

Tenth Part: The Law of Human Progress

39. The Cause of Human Progress

40. Differences in Civilizations

41. The Law of Human Progress

42. How Modern Civilization May Decline

43. The Central Truth

44. Conclusion: The Individual Life


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