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In the course of history, many famous people, including scientist and artists, have embraced and supported Georgism or some of the Georgist ideas. Here are some quotes:

 

"People do not argue with the teachings of [Henry] George, they simply do not know it. And it is impossible to do otherwise with his teaching, for he who becomes acquainted with it cannot but agree." - Leo Tolstoy


"If I were now to rewrite the book, I would offer a third alternative ... the possibility of sanity. Economics would be decentralist and Henry Georgian." - Aldous Huxley in the preface of his book "Brave New World"

 

"The earth belongs to the people. I believe in the gospel of Georgism." - Mark Twain

 

"I have made speeches by the yard on the subject of land value taxation, and you know what a supporter I am of that policy. It is quite true that the land monopoly is not the only monopoly which exists, but it is by far the greatest of monopolies -- it is a perpetual monopoly, and it is the mother of all forms of monopoly." - Winston Churchill


"The teaching of Henry George will be the basis of our program of reform. " - Sun Yat-Sen


"I have already read Henry George's great book and really learnt a great deal from it. Yesterday evening I read with admiration -- the address about Moses. Men like Henry George are rare, unfortunately. One cannot imagine a more beautiful combination of intellectual keenness, artistic form, and fervent love of justice. Every line is written as if for our generation. The spreading of these works is a really deserving cause, for our generation especially has many and important things to learn from Henry George." - Albert Einstein


"It (land value taxation) guarantees that no one dispossess fellow citizens by obtaining a disproportionate share of what nature provides for humanity." - William Vickrey [Nobel Prize Winner in Economics]

 

"There's a sense in which all taxes are antagonistic to free enterprise -- and yet we need taxes. ...So the question is, which are the least bad taxes? In my opinion the least bad tax is the property tax on the unimproved value of land, the Henry George argument of many, many years ago." - Milton Friedman [Nobel Prize Winner in Economics]

 

"I think in principle it’s a good idea to tax unimproved land, and particularly capital gains (windfalls) on it." - James Tobin [Nobel Prize Winner in Economics]

 

"It is important that the rent of land be retained as a source of government revenue” - An Open Letter signed by 30 economists, including 4 nobel-prize winners, to Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev in 1991.

 

"We need a big debate on different kinds of taxation, to talk about how corporations are freeloading on public services and getting tax breaks while taxes are falling on workers and smaller businesses. We need to open a debate about land taxation and Henry George, to tax bad things, not good things, and not to tax people who go to work every day." - Ralph Nader

 
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