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4 Reddit comments about Progress and Poverty: An Inquiry in the Cause of Industrial Depressions and of Increase of Want with Increase of Wealth... The Remedy:

u/benfitzg · 14 pointsr/LateStageCapitalism

Kinda amazing that in 74 comments nobody has mentioned Henry George. I presume many here know about this so don't mention it, however in case:

http://www.henrygeorge.org/dodson_on_monopoly.htm

It's a game designed to show land value tax as the way forward, with two sets of rules. Then there is the history of the game being "stolen" which I guess you could argue shows a healthy Georgist view of intellectual property.

Oh and the link: https://www.amazon.com/Progress-Poverty-Industrial-Depressions-Increase/dp/0911312587

u/georgist · 6 pointsr/socialism

It was originally created to show the ills of rentiers. The creator was a Georgist and wanted to show the difference between taxing labour and taxing land.

The aim was not, at least to my understanding, to decry capitalism explicitly in that the creator did not want the end of pricing, wage labour and seizing the means of production. Rather she wanted to show that land was the ultimate monopoly and that sharing the rent for access to this could be used to fund the state.

Also here is the link to the superb book that so inspired the Monopoly creator:

https://www.amazon.com/Progress-Poverty-Industrial-Depressions-Increase/dp/0911312587

I'd advise anyone who wants to understand the problems in the West to read this.

u/VJL110 · 6 pointsr/Economics

Anyone remotely interested in this topic should read "Progress and Poverty" by Henry George ASAP. The book is more than 100 years old, but it is a really good read.

u/bryanmgreen · 1 pointr/IAmA

If you like Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus, check out you should check out Progress and Poverty. It was written in 1879 and draws correlations between economic growth and, you guessed it, poverty.

https://www.amazon.com/Progress-Poverty-Industrial-Depressions-Increase/dp/0911312587

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progress_and_Poverty