Henry George’s Letter at the Funeral of Karl Marx

 by Bruce Oatman

Those of us who know of no other remark by Henry George about Karl Marx than his description of him as “the Prince of Muddleheads,” will be surprised to learn that an earlier commentary by George has come to our attention in the form of a letter that was read at a memorial service for Marx at New York’s Cooper Union on March 20, 1883. Continue reading

Seattle, Real and Feigned

by Lindy Davies

Some years ago I came across a text called “We May Be Brothers After All — A letter to President Franklin Pierce from Chief Seattle, ca. 1854”. It was a stirring call to honor and respect the natural world, a message worth spreading. So I copied it and handed it out to many people. Then a New York Times article (April 21, 1992) informed me that the “Seattle Speech” of which I was so fond was a fiction. Continue reading

Pop Dread and Corn Pone Opinions

by Dan Sullivan

The trouble with people is not that they don’t know, but that they know so much that ain’t so. — Josh Billings

Many of my Georgist colleagues don’t want to hear more about global warming, which is all right with me. However, there is a much larger issue behind the global warming issue, and it is particularly pertinent to the difficulties that Georgists encounter. Continue reading