The Annotated Works of Henry George : Social Problems and The Condition of Labor Hardback
Edited by Francis K. Peddle, William S. Peirce
Part of the The Annotated Works of Henry George series
This is the first fully annotated edition of Social Problems (1883) and The Condition of Labor (1891), two important works by one of America's most popular social economists.
Social Problems grew out of a series of articles Henry George (1839-1897) published in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper titled, "Problems of Our Times." In his passionate, journalistic style, George described in graphic detail the horrific conditions facing large sections of the American people and how, by returning to first principles, society could remedy these conditions for current and future generations.
The Condition of Labor takes the form of an open letter to Pope Leo XIII in response to the pontiff's famous encyclical, Rerum Novarum.
Echoing the religious themes dominant throughout all of his works, George argued that poverty is not part of God's natural order and therefore, could be eradicated through political action.
Both Social Problems and The Condition of Labor demonstrate George's deep commitment to the reconciliation of ethics and economics in such a way that makes the world richer ethically and better off economically.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 432 pages, 2 Halftones, black and white
- Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
- Publication Date: 20/08/2018
- Category: History of the Americas
- ISBN: 9781683931522