Progress and Poverty

Henry George
George, Henry
(1839-1897)
CEE
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Editor/Trans.
First Pub. Date
1879
Publisher/Edition
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Co.
Pub. Date
1920
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Includes an introduction by Henry George, Jr.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Cover
Table of Contents
About the Book and Author
Introduction to the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition of "Progress and Poverty," by Henry George, Jr.
Preface to Fourth Edition
INTRODUCTORY The Problem
BOOK I. WAGES AND CAPITAL
I.1 The Current Doctrine of Wages—Its Insufficiency
I.2 The Meaning of the Terms
I.3 Wages Not Drawn from Capital, but Produced by the Labor
I.4 The Maintenance of Laborers Not Drawn from Capital
I.5 The Real Functions of Capital
BOOK II. POPULATION AND SUBSISTENCE
II.1 The Malthusian Theory, Its Genesis and Support
II.2 Inference from Facts
II.3 Inferences from Analogy
II.4 Disproof of the Malthusian Theory
BOOK III. THE LAWS OF DISTRIBUTION
III.1 The Inquiry Narrowed to the Laws of Distribution—The Necessary Relation of These Laws
III.2 Rent and the Law of Rent
III.3 Of Interest and the Cause of Interest
III.4 Of Spurious Capital and of Profits Often Mistaken for Interest
III.5 The Law of Interest
III.6 Wages and the Law of Wages
III.7 The Correlation and Co-ordination of These Laws
III.8 The Statics of the Problem Thus Explained
BOOK IV. EFFECT OF MATERIAL PROGRESS UPON THE DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH
IV.1 The Dynamics of the Problem Yet to Seek
IV.2 The Effect of Increase of Population Upon the Distribution of Wealth
IV.3 The Effect of Improvements in the Arts upon the Distribution of Wealth
IV.4 Effect of the Expectation Raised by Material Progress
BOOK V. THE PROBLEM SOLVED
V.1 The Primary Cause of Recurring Paroxysms of Industrial Depression
V.2 The Persistence of Poverty Amid Advancing Wealth
BOOK VI. THE REMEDY
VI.1 Insufficiency of Remedies Currently Advocated
VI.2 The True Remedy
BOOK VII. JUSTICE OF THE REMEDY
VII.1 The Injustice of Private Property in Land
VII.2 The Enslavement of Laborers the Ultimate Result of Private Property in Land
VII.3 Claim of Land Owners to Compensation
VII.4 Property in Land Historically Considered
VII.5 Of Property in Land in the United States
BOOK VIII. APPLICATION OF THE REMEDY
VIII.1 Private Property in Land Inconsistent with the Best Use of Land
VIII.2 How Equal Rights to the Land May Be Asserted and Secured
VIII.3 The Proposition Tried by the Canons of Taxation
VIII.4 Indorsements and Objections
BOOK IX. EFFECTS OF THE REMEDY
IX.1 Of the Effect Upon the Production of Wealth
IX.2 Of the Effect Upon Distribution and Thence on Production
IX.3 Of the Effect Upon Individuals and Classes
IX.4 Of the Changes That Would Be Wrought in Social Organization and Social Life
BOOK X. THE LAW OF HUMAN PROGRESS
X.1 The Current Theory of Human Progress—Its Insufficiency
X.2 Differences in Civilization—To What Due
X.3 The Law of Human Progress
X.4 How Modern Civilization May Decline
X.5 The Central Truth
CONCLUSION. The Problem of Individual Life
Footnotes
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