Progress and Poverty

Henry GEORGE (1839 - 1897)

What I have done in this book, if I have correctly solved the great problem I have sought to investigate, is, to unite the truth perceived by the school of Smith and Ricardo to the truth perceived by the schools of Proudhon and Lasalle; to show that laissez faire (in its full true meaning) opens the way to a realization of the noble dreams of socialism; to identify social law with moral law, and to disprove ideas which in the minds of many cloud grand and elevating perceptions. (Summary by Henry George)

Audio edited by TriciaG; Proof-listened by Kimberly Krause & Larry Wilson.

Genre(s): Business & Economics, Political Science, Contemporary

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Frontmatter, How the Book Came To Be Written, and Preface Tim Makarios
00:23:48
Play 01 01 - Introductory Tim Makarios
00:22:04
Play 02 02 - Book I, Chapter 1: The Current Doctrine of Wages - Its Insufficiency Tim Makarios
00:26:42
Play 03 03 - Book I, Chapter 2: The Meaning of the Terms Tim Makarios
00:37:49
Play 04 04 - Book I, Chapter 3: Wages Not Drawn from Capital, but Produced by the Labor - paragraphs 1-25 Tim Makarios
00:28:19
Play 05 05 - Book I, Chapter 3: Wages Not Drawn from Capital, but Produced by the Labor - paragraphs 26-38 Tim Makarios
00:14:20
Play 06 06 - Book I, Chapter 4: The Maintenance of Laborers Not Drawn from Capital Tim Makarios
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Play 07 07 - Book I, Chapter 5: The Real Functions of Capital Tim Makarios
00:17:44
Play 08 08 - Book II, Chapter 1: The Malthusian Theory, Its Genesis and Support Tim Makarios
00:25:28
Play 09 09 - Book II, Chapter 2: Inferences from Facts - paragraphs 1-19 Tim Makarios
00:21:30
Play 10 10 - Book II, Chapter 2: Inferences from Facts - paragraphs 20-40 Tim Makarios
00:34:42
Play 11 11 - Book II, Chapter 3: Inferences from Analogy Tim Makarios
00:21:14
Play 12 12 - Book II, Chapter 4: Disproof of the Malthusian Theory Tim Makarios
00:22:51
Play 13 13 - Book III, Chapter 1: The Inquiry Narrowed to the Laws of Distribution - The Necessary Relation of These Laws Tim Makarios
00:23:37
Play 14 14 - Book III, Chapter 2: Rent and the Law of Rent Tim Makarios
00:16:25
Play 15 15 - Book III, Chapter 3: Of Interest and the Cause of Interest Tim Makarios
00:31:43
Play 16 16 - Book III, Chapter 4: Of Spurious Capital and of Profits Often Mistaken for Interest Tim Makarios
00:12:08
Play 17 17 - Book III, Chapter 5: The Law of Interest Tim Makarios
00:17:01
Play 18 18 - Book III, Chapter 6: Wages and the Law of Wages Tim Makarios
00:26:09
Play 19 19 - Book III, Chapter 7: The Correlation and Co-ordination of These Laws Tim Makarios
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Play 20 20 - Book III, Chapter 8: The Statics of the Problem Thus Explained Tim Makarios
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Play 21 21 - Book IV, Chapter 1: The Dynamics of the Problem Yet to Seek Tim Makarios
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Play 22 22 - Book IV, Chapter 2: The Effect of Increase of Population Upon the Distribution of Wealth Tim Makarios
00:27:51
Play 23 23 - Book IV, Chapter 3: The Effect of Improvements in the Arts upon the Distribution of Wealth Tim Makarios
00:21:45
Play 24 24 - Book IV, Chapter 4: Effect of the Expectation Raised by Material Progress Tim Makarios
00:11:25
Play 25 25 - Book V, Chapter 1: The Primary Cause of Recurring Paroxysms of Industrial Depression Tim Makarios
00:38:53
Play 26 26 - Book V, Chapter 2: The Persistence of Poverty Amid Advancing Wealth Tim Makarios
00:29:17
Play 27 27 - Book VI, Chapter 1: Insufficiency of Remedies Currently Advocated - paragraphs 1-22 Tim Makarios
00:23:11
Play 28 28 - Book VI, Chapter 1: Insufficiency of Remedies Currently Advocated - paragraphs 23-54 Tim Makarios
00:37:34
Play 29 29 - Book VI, Chapter 2: The True Remedy Tim Makarios
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Play 30 30 - Book VII, Chapter 1: The Injustice of Private Property in Land Tim Makarios
00:30:10
Play 31 31 - Book VII, Chapter 2: The Enslavement of Laborers the Ultimate Result of Private Property in Land Tim Makarios
00:22:35
Play 32 32 - Book VII, Chapter 3: Claim of Land Owners to Compensation Tim Makarios
00:20:53
Play 33 33 - Book VII, Chapter 4: Property in Land Historically Considered Tim Makarios
00:35:24
Play 34 34 - Book VII, Chapter 5: Of Property in Land in the United States Tim Makarios
00:20:38
Play 35 35 - Book VIII, Chapter 1: Private Property in Land Inconsistent with the Best Use of Land Tim Makarios
00:12:33
Play 36 36 - Book VIII, Chapter 2: How Equal Rights to the Land May Be Asserted and Secured Tim Makarios
00:11:12
Play 37 37 - Book VIII, Chapter 3: The Proposition Tried by the Canons of Taxation Tim Makarios
00:28:44
Play 38 38 - Book VIII, Chapter 4: Indorsements and Objections Tim Makarios
00:16:15
Play 39 39 - Book IX, Chapter 1: Of the Effect Upon the Production of Wealth Tim Makarios
00:13:36
Play 40 40 - Book IX, Chapter 2: Of the Effect Upon Distribution and Thence Upon Production Tim Makarios
00:14:06
Play 41 41 - Book IX, Chapter 3: Of the Effect Upon Individuals and Classes Tim Makarios
00:13:50
Play 42 42 - Book IX, Chapter 4: Of the Changes That Would Be Wrought in Social Organization and Social Life Tim Makarios
00:37:43
Play 43 43 - Book X, Chapter 1: The Current Theory of Human Progress - Its Insufficiency Tim Makarios
00:29:35
Play 44 44 - Book X, Chapter 2: Differences in Civilization - To What Due Tim Makarios
00:33:47
Play 45 45 - Book X, Chapter 3: The Law of Human Progress - paragraphs 1-21 Tim Makarios
00:16:27
Play 46 46 - Book X, Chapter 3: The Law of Human Progress - paragraphs 22-47 Tim Makarios
00:29:36
Play 47 47 - Book X, Chapter 4: How Modern Civilization May Decline Tim Makarios
00:36:12
Play 48 48 - Book X, Chapter 5: The Central Truth Tim Makarios
00:18:53
Play 49 49 - Conclusion: The Problem of Individual Life Tim Makarios
00:22:43