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Henry George portrait
Description: Henry George was a journalist, writer, and political economist in the United States in the nineteenth century. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 2, 1839. In 1879, George published his most famous work, "Progress and Poverty." In this book, George investigated the reasons for economic downturns and poverty and came to advocate the "single tax," where those who owned land would pay a fee for the privilege. This fee would take the place of taxes owed by workers and pay for the cost of government. This idea was seen favorable by notable Ohioans Tom L. Johnson, reform mayor of Cleveland, and Samuel "Golden Rule" Jones, mayor of Toledo. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04065
Subjects: Ohio--Politics and government; Ohio History--State and Local Government--Law; Ohio Economy; Portrait photography
Places: Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)