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April 2024
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I read the article on American taxation with interest because of my own involvement with Georgist tax reform. I must set the record straight, however. Henry George, contrary to what was written in the article, was never elected to Congress. He did run twice for mayor of New York, the first time coming in second (ahead of Theodore Roosevelt) in 1886 and the second time in 1897. He died during the latter campaign. His son, Henry George, Jr., also a supporter of land-value taxation, was indeed elected to Congress. Perhaps Mr. Gordon confused him with his father.

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