Long before I became interested in Henry George's ideas, I had been nudged in their direction by 3 very enthusiastic grandparents. I didn't find the time to read Progress and Poverty, despite receiving lovingly inscribed copies at several milestones in my young years. But somewhere along the way, I acquired a modern reissue of a 1912 book entitled "Gems from George." One of its beauties was that it could be read in short sections; another was that the headings on each page telegraphed the subject area. I can't replicate the latter here, but want to share the gems. I'll post one a day. Today, I'd share Bob Drake's abridgment of P&P; its chapters are shorter, and one can digest them. The Gems, however, come from all George's books, and some of his speeches and articles.
Enjoy, and comment!