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Progress and Poverty:
An inquiry into the cause of industrial depressions and
of increase of want with increase of wealth ... The Remedy

Preface to the Centenary Edition — 1979
Introduction to the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition — 1905
Preface to the Fourth Edition — 1880
John Dewey's Appreciation of Henry George — 1929
Harry Gunnison Brown's Preface to Significant Paragraphs from P&P — 1929

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Introductory — The Problem
Part I — Wages and Capital
Part II — Population and Subsistence
Part III — The Laws of Distribution
Part IV — Effect of Material Progress on the Distribution of Wealth
Part V — The Problem Solved
Part VI — The Remedy
Part VII — Justice of the Remedy
Part VIII — Application of the Remedy
Part IX — Effects of the Remedy
Part X — The Law of Human Progress
Conclusion The Problem of Individual Life

Progress and Poverty
 
 
Unabridged
Hardcopy
pages
RSF 1979
online at RSF

Bob Drake's 2006
Abridgement
(hardcopy - 310 pages)

Madsen
abridgement at HenryGeorge
.org

Brown's
Significant
Paragraphs
pdf

Katzen-
berger's
Synopsis
Busey's
conden-
sation
Introductory — The Problem
3-13
Introduction: The Problem of Poverty Amid Progress
Part I — Wages and Capital
1. The current doctrine of wages — its insufficiency
17-30
1. Why Traditional Theories of Wages are Wrong
2. The meaning of the terms
31-49
2. Defining Terms
3. Wages not drawn from capital, but produced by the labor
50-70
3. Wages are Produced by Labor, Not Drawn From Capital
4. The maintenance of laborers not drawn from capital
71-80
4. Workers Not Supported By Capital
5. The real functions of capital
80-88
5. The True Functions of Capital
Part II — Population and Subsistence
1. The Malthusian theory, its genesis and support
91-102
6. The Theory of Population According to Malthus
2. Inferences from facts
103-128
7. Malthus vs. Facts
3. Inferences from analogy
129-139
8. Malthus vs Analogies
4. Disproof of the Malthusian theory
140-150
9. Malthusian Theory Disproved
Part III — The Laws of Distribution
1. The inquiry narrowed to the laws of distribution — necessary relation of these laws
153-164
10. Necessary Relation of the Laws of Distribution
2. Rent and the law of rent
165-172
11. The Law of Rent
3. Interest and the cause of interest
173-188
12. The Cause of Interest
4. Of spurious capital and profits often mistaken for interest
189-194
13. False Interest
5. The law of interest
195-203
14. The Law of Interest
6. Wages and the law of wages
204-217
15. The Law of Wages
7. Correlation and co-ordination of these laws
218-220
16. Correlating the Laws of Distribution
8. The statics of the problem thus explained
221-224
17. The Problem Explained
Part IV — Effect of Material Progress on the Distribution of Wealth
1. The dynamics of the problem yet to seek
227-229
18. Dynamic Forces Not Yet Explained
2. Effect of increase of population upon the distribution of wealth
230-243
19. Population Growth and Distribution of Wealth
3. Effect of improvement in the arts upon the distribution of wealth
244-254
20. Technology and the Distribution of Wealth
4. Effect of the expectation raised by material progress
255-260
21. Speculation
Part V — The Problem Solved
1. The primary cause of recurring paroxysms of industrial depression
263-281
22. The Root Cause of Recessions
2. The persistence of poverty amid advancing wealth
282-296
23. The Persistence of Poverty Despite Increasing Wealth
Part VI — The Remedy
1. Insufficiency of remedies currently advocated
299-327
24. Ineffective Remedies
2. The true remedy
328-330
25. The True Remedy
Part VII — Justice of the Remedy
1. Injustice of private property in land
333-346
26. The Injustice of Private Property in Land
2. Enslavement of laborers the ultimate result of private property in land
347-357
27. The Enslavement of Labor

3. Claim of landowners to compensation

358-367
28. Are Landowners Entitled to Compensation?
4. Property in land historically considered
368-384
29. History of Land as Private Property
5. Property in land in the United States
385-394
30. History of Property in Land in the US
Part VIII — Application of the Remedy
1. Private property in land inconsistent with the best use of land
397-402
31. Private Property in Land is Inconsistent with the Best Use of Land
2. How equal rights to the land may be asserted and secured
403-407
32. Securing Equal Rights to Land
3. The proposition tried by the canons of taxation
408-421
33. The Canons of Taxation

4. Indorsements and objections

422-429
34. Endorsements and Objections
Part IX — Effects of the Remedy
1. Of the effect upon the production of wealth
433-439
35.The Effect on Production
2. Of the effect upon distribution and thence on production
440-446
36. The Effect on the Distribution of Wealth
3. Of the effect upon individuals and classes
447-453
37. The Effect on Individuals and Classes
4. Of the changes that would be wrought in social organization and social life
454-472
38. Changes in Society
Part X — The Law of Human Progress
1. The current theory of human progress — its insufficiency
475-488
39. The Cause of Human Progress
2. Differences in civilization — to what due
489-505
40. Differences in Civilizations
3. The law of human progress
506-526
41. The Law of Human Progress
4. How modern civilization may decline
527-543
42. How Modern Civilization May Decline
5. The central truth
544-552
43. The Central Truth
Conclusion
The Problem of Individual Life
555-565
44. Conclusion: The Individual Life

 

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