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This lesson covers the influence of Henry George on those who carried on the movement to spread cooperative individualism in the 20th century.

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Cooperative Individualism: The Third Way to the Just Society LESSON 7 Henry George’s Influence on the Remnant

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“To abolish poverty and to bridge the gap between affluence and misery, one must return to the universal guidelines of Justice. "The law of human progress, what is it but the moral law? Just as social adjustments promote justice, just as they acknowledge the equality of right between man and man, just as they insure to each the perfect liberty which is bounded only by the equal liberty of every other, must civilization advance. Just as they fail at this, must advancing civilization come to a halt and recede."

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Frank Chodorov

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“In civilization, therefore, man must satisfy his desires. But, in what kind of civilization does he thrive, economically and spiritually? Where the results of his efforts can be exchanged freely with those of other workers, without hindrance from monopoly, without exactions from the State, without interference from officialdom. Cooperation with his fellow-man in the striving for mutual satisfactions is necessary, but only voluntary economic cooperation can achieve the desired result. …”

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“Any political attempt to direct cooperation must be circumscribed by the mentality of the director, and since omniscience is not a human quality, it is obvious that direction must limit the scope of man's satisfactions. For that very reason duress is a necessary corollary of direction. And duress is not freedom.”

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“Perhaps it is inevitable that for the time being that ideals be suspended. The danger is in their being forgotten. Ideals do not live in a vacuum; they are born, developed and are retained in the human mind. They are recorded on the tablets of memory, and the peril is that in drifting into a reasonably comfortable existence in a world of violence we may wipe the tablets clean. For one sleeps better when one strives for less. …”

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“But there will be a tomorrow. There will always be a tomorrow. And it is the burden of those in whose memories the values of liberty and justice are deeply engraved to preserve the tablets for that tomorrow.”

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Francis Neilson Albert Jay Nock

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“I spoke at a meeting in New York late in the autumn of 1916. Several Single Taxers came to hear what I had to say about the war and my ideas of a United States for Europe. When the meeting was over, I was introduced to Lincoln Steffens. His name and some of his published works were well known to me, for both Brand Whitlock and Albert Jay Nock had repeatedly spoken to me about him.”

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“Liberate all those who are concerned in production, in industry. But how is this to be done? There is only one way, and that is to take those values that are created by the community for the use of government and abolish all taxes that fall upon wealth. The justice of this proposal should be apparent to all thinking people, for it is recognized that land value is created by the community. Therefore, each and every one is heir to that vast estate.”

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Will Lissner

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“One can account in a sentence for every puzzling and lamentable anomaly which his career presents; he had the mind of a philosopher, a philosophic mind surpassed in power but by one or two in his generation, and an expository faculty surpassed by none; but the temperament of a philosopher he never had. He was no Hegel, nor yet was he a Plato, born with a clear-headed sense for the appraisal of things-as-they-are, unimpressionable and free from illusions.”

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John Dewey

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“The fact that Henry George has an ardent group of disciples who have a practical program for reform of taxation has tended to obscure from the recognition by students of social theory that his is one of the great names among the world's social philosophers. It would require less than the fingers of the two hands to enumerate those who from Plato down rank with him. …”

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“His clear intellectual insight into social conditions, his passionate feeling for the remediable ills from which humanity suffers, find their logical conclusion in his plan for liberating labor and capital from the shackles which now bind them. …”

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“There have been economists of great repute who in their pretension to be scientific have ignored the most significant elements in human nature. There have been others who were emotionally stirred by social ills and who proposed glowing schemes of betterment, but who passed lightly over facts. It is the thorough fusion of insight into actual facts and forces, with recognition of their bearing upon what makes human life worth living, that constitutes Henry George one of the world's great social philosophers.”

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“What are the most evident sore spots of the present? The answer is clear, unemployment; extreme inequality in the distribution of the national income; enormous fixed charges in the way of interest on debts; a crazy, cumbrous, inequitable tax system that puts the burden on the consumer, and the ultimate producer, and lets off the parasites, exploiters and the privileged -- who ought to be relieved entirely of their gorged excess -- very lightly, and indeed in many cases, as in that of the tariff, pays them a premium for imposing a burden on honest industry and on the means of production; …”

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“a vicious and incompetent banking system, with billions of money, the hope for the future of millions of hardworking peoples, still locked up, while the depositors lose their homes and walk the streets in vain; the greater part of our population, in the nation of the earth most favored by nature, still living either in slums or in homes without the improvements indispensable to a healthy and civilized life. …”

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“Everybody recognizes that fact in the stock market orgy of our late boom days. Only a few realize the extent to which speculation in land is the source of many troubles of the farmer, the part it has played in loading banks and insurance companies with frozen assets and compelling the closing of thousands of banks, nor how the high rents, the unpayable mortgages and the slums of the cities are connected with speculation in land values.”

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Joseph Dana Miller

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“In the philosophy of freedom is the germ of a new renaissance. Perhaps it is not too late to sound the tocsin call to the struggle that must be waged for liberty. Not merely is it material poverty that must be abolished but that intellectual and spiritual poverty so plainly obvious in every social group, from the lowest to the highest. It is no mere pessimism that impels us to this picture of modern society. …”

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“Not to recognize it is to walk blindfolded in a world where tragic things are happening and where no great voice is raised to call us back to reasonableness. The skies are very dark. All that has been promised by prophets and seers seems to have come to naught. And to it all political economy as it is taught, religion as it is preached, statesmanship as practised, seem to have no answer.”

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Margaret Bateman

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“If all members of the San Francisco Conference would seriously consider the proposals of Henry George they would understand exactly how the foundations of the social structure can be laid in Justice for all nations, large and small. They would not fear inflation or immigration or mass unemployment. They would know that in a world society where a correct economic system was in effect these questions would not present fearsome difficulties.”

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Robert Clancy

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“Civilization at this moment is standing with back against wall facing destruction. Communism, Nazism, Fascism have sprung out of the poverty that is the result of denying the Natural Law. They are the antithesis of democracy of democracy that stands for freedom; freedom of production and freedom of trade, as well as freedom of speech and press and religious expression. Democracy is a way of government but freedom is a way of life.”

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John C. Lincoln

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“Our tax laws would make one think that it was a crime to add to wealth of the community or to increase employment and that it was a praiseworthy thing to decrease employment by holding land out of use for speculative purposes. …”

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“We must realize that land is provided by the Creator and that all His children have an equal right to a life use of an equal share. We must realize that wealth is the product of an individual or of groups of individuals and that while the community does have the power to appropriate part of this wealth it has no right to do so. ”

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Sold in 1981 Purchased in 1988

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Robert Clancy

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Edward J. Dodson (at the entrance of the Henry George birthplace, 1989)

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Thomas Jefferson Mortimer J. Adler Frederic C. Howe Frederick Jackson Turner Abraham Lincoln Adam Smith Francois Quesnay Mason Gaffney Jacob Bronowski John Adams Patrick Edward Dove Harry Gunnison Brown Oscar Johannsen Francis Neilson Fred Harrison Nicolaus Tideman Anne Robert Jacques Turgot Vic Blundell Joseph Dana Miller Arthur Madsen Tom L. Johnson Charles Beard Frank Chodorov Robert M. Hutchins John R. Commons

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