HE INSPIRED THE ECONOMIC PHILOSOPHY KNOWN AS GEORGISM THAT ADVOCATED THAT PEOPLE SHOULD OWN THE VALUE THEY PRODUCE THEMSELVES, BUT THAT THE ECONOMIC VALUE DERIVED FROM LAND (INCLUDING NATURAL RESOURCES) SHOULD BELONG EQUALLY TO ALL MEMBERS OF SOCIETY. HE WAS THE MOST FAMOUS AMERICAN ECONOMIC WRITER AND AUTHOR OF A BOOK WHICH PROBABLY HAD A LARGER WORLD-WIDE CIRCULATION THAN ANY OTHER BOOK ON ECONOMICS EVER WRITTEN.
HENRY GEORGE (1839-97) SIGNED CARD, “Henry George”, on a card 3.25 x 2.25, by the American political economist, land reformer, and journalist whose writing was immensely popular in 19th-century America and sparked several reform movements of the Progressive Era (1896-1916). His most famous book, Progress and Poverty (1879) sold millions of copies worldwide. He was opposed to tariffs and in favor of free trade and his book Protection or Free Trade (1886) remains the best argued publication on free trade to this day. George was one of the earliest and most prominent of the advocates for adoption of the secret ballot in the United States. He was an important and vocal advocate for women’s political rights and argued for extending suffrage to women.