Is Henry George (and Are Today’s Georgists) Wrong About Free Trade?

by Lindy Davies

(Remarks prepared for a debate with Dan Sullivan at the CGO conference in Chicago.)

Here are some arguments and responses:

1. George made a huge tactical error when he began to emphasize free trade.

Maybe he did, then. But today’s tactical considerations depend on today’s situation. We can learn from history, certainly — but we can’t simply transfer historical events onto a modern context. Continue reading