David Hapgood, in American Heritage 'Single Tax" (April-May 1978), 383 West Center St.,
Marion, Ohio 43302.
Henry George (1839-97), perhaps America's most innovative economic theorist, may have been right in his notion of taxing land rather than the improvements on land. So writes Hapgood, author and former journalist.
Living in California just 10 years after the Gold Rush (1849), George observed that land, once cheap, was quickly concentrated in a few hands and then held off the market...