Progreso y miseria: tierra ociosa hombres ociosos; estudio preliminar de Ana Maria Martin Uriz

by Henry George

Other authorsAna Maria Martin Uriz (Author), Alberto Gil Novales (Prologue)
Paper Book, 1985

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Title translated into English: Progress and misery: idle land idle men. The title page has a different title: Henry George Vida, pensamiento y difusion en Espana (Henry George, Life, Thought and Diffusion in Spain)

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[Madrid : Ministerio de Agricultura]


Henry George (1839-97) was an American journalist and newspaper editor. In Progress and Poverty, his most famous work (1879), he seeks to explain the apparent paradox that the gulf between rich and poor in a developed city (or nation) is much less that that in a less developed community: 'Like a flash it came over me that there was the reason of advancing poverty with advancing wealth. With the growth of population, land grows in value, and the men who work it must pay more for the privilege.' His economic ideas were widely debated, and this volume also contains a response to the 1881 English edition of the book from Isaac B. Cooke, a cotton broker from Liverpool, and Andrew Mearns's The Bitter Cry of Outcast London (1883), a short but telling description of the reality of the poverty then to be found in the world's richest city.… (more)



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cxv, 384 p.; 24 cm


8474793750 / 9788474793758



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