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Henry George

Fecha de nacimiento: 2. Septiembre 1839
Fecha de muerte: 29. Octubre 1897

Henry George fue un economista estadounidense y el representante más influyente del los defensores del Single Tax sobre el suelo. Inspiró la filosofía y la ideología económica conocida como Georgismo, que sostiene que cada uno posee lo que crea, pero que todo lo que se encuentra en la naturaleza, y como más importante el suelo o la tierra, pertenece igualmente a toda la humanidad. Autor del libro Progress and Poverty , escrito en 1879.

Frases Henry George

„Las sociedades no mueren de la cúspide a la base, sino de la base a la cúspide.“

„¿Cómo se puede decir a un hombre que tiene una patria cuando no tiene derecho a una pulgada de su suelo?.“

„La ley de la sociedad es cada uno para todos y todos para cada uno.“

„El hombre que me da trabajo, el cual he de tener o sufrir, ese hombre es mi dueño, lo llame como lo llame.“

„El estado ideal no es aquel en que cada uno tiene acceso a la misma cantidad de riqueza, sino en proporción a su contribución a la riqueza general.“

„Man is the only animal whose desires increase as they are fed; the only animal that is never satisfied.“

„Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and wherever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light and a power.“

„He who sees the truth, let him proclaim it, without asking who is for it or who is against it.“

„Whence shall come the new barbarians? Go through the squalid quarters of great cities, and you may see, even now, their gathering hordes! How shall learning perish? Men will cease to read, and books will kindle fires and be turned into cartridges.“

„Laissez faire (in its full true meaning) opens the way to the realization of the noble dreams of socialism.“

„If each laborer in performing the labor really creates the fund from which his wages are drawn, then wages cannot be diminished by the increase of laborers, but, on the contrary, as the efficiency of labor manifestly increases with the number of laborers, the more laborers, other things being equal, the higher should wages be.“ Progress and Poverty

„Civilized nations, however, do not use their armies and fleets to open one another's ports to trade. What they use their armies and fleets for, is, when they quarrel, to close one another's ports.... What protection teaches us, is to do to ourselves in time of peace what enemies seek to do to us in time of war.“ Protection or Free Trade

„There is this difference where a man works for himself, or where, when working for an employer, he takes his wages in kind, his wages depend upon the result of his labor. Should that, from any misadventure, prove futile, he gets nothing. When he works for an employer, however, he gets his wages anyhow—they depend upon the performance of the labor, not upon the result of the labor.“ Progress and Poverty

„Hitherto, it is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day’s toil of any human being. John Stuart Mill.“ Progress and Poverty

„Capital is but a form of labor, and its distinction from labor is in reality but a subdivision, just as the division of labor into skilled and unskilled would be.“ Progress and Poverty

„It is but natural for those who can trace their own better circumstances to the superior industry and frugality that gave them a start, and the superior intelligence that enabled them to take advantage of every opportunity,∗ to imagine that those who remain poor do so simply from lack of these qualities.“ Progress and Poverty

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