Progress And Poverty
Henry George began with the ethical premise that all people have an equal right to the use of the earth. From
Progress and Poverty
(2006) Abridged and Edited by Bob Drake
Finally, one of the world’s best-selling books on political economy has been edited and abridged for modern readers.
Many economists and politicians foster the illusion that great fortunes and poverty stem from the presence or absence of individual skill and risk-taking. Henry George, by contrast, showed that the wealth gap occurs because a few people are allowed to monopolize natural opportunities and deny them to others. George did not advocate equality of income, the forcible redistribution of wealth, or government management of the economy. He simply believed that in a society not burdened by the demands of a privileged elite, a full and satisfying life would be attainable by everyone. PDF
Audiobook of Progress & Poverty
After his modernization of Progress & Poverty was published in 2006, Bob Drake produced a recorded version. Link