Short stories

on the cause of poverty.

What is by nature the common birthright of all, we have made the exclusive property of individuals;
what is by natural law the common fund, from which common wants should be met, we give to a few that they may lord it over their fellows.
And so some are gorged while some go hungry, and more is wasted than would suffice to keep all in luxury.
Henry George (The Irish Land Question)

Theft? The spring in the desert
Enough food? From the Old Testament: the manna in the dessert
Uncivilized. A poem. Monkeys, who know nothing about private property in land.
Slavery and slavery Robinson Crusoe and Friday
Charity The consequences of permanent charity
Our daily bread Do we get our daily bread from prayers or from labor?
The People of the Abyss  About poverty in the midst of richness
A settler in England
Paying twice?
Western Isles 
Uachdrain agus Oighreachdan. Landlords and Estates.
From a visit to Isle of Lewis
A Shipwreck
Land for sale
Other man's land
From John Steinbeck: Grapes of Wrath. 
On hidden gardens, which could provide food.
Land for sale
A giant step for mankind?
Justice
The truth - but not the whole truth!
Christianity
The mind is the seat of slavery
On Property
The winds of Cashmere

  1. Main Page: Grundskyld - Henry George
  2. Summary of pages in English: The Land Problem
Updated October 2012