Friday, June 05, 2009

Henry George and Tom L. Johnson this summer

Early this August, the Council of Georgist Organizations will be convening in Cleveland to continue studying the life and philosophy of nineteenth century reformer, Henry George and to see Cleveland, the hometown of George's most effective political disciple, Mayor Tom L. Johnson. I knew that Johnson was suddenly converted to George's single tax theories, strove to implement them in Cleveland and is buried near George in Brooklyn, NY, but I didn't know that our statue of TLJ, on Public Square, portrays him holding a copy of George's book, Progress and Poverty. [Disclosure: I'm presenting at that conference]

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