Henry George Google Doodle Tribute Campaign

Call To Action: Send e-mail requests to the Google Doodle team for a Doodle Tribute graphic celebrating the birthday of Henry George on the Google front page.

Henry George, the Progressive Era American author and social economic reformer, was born on September 2nd, 1839. He is credited with being the most influential proponent of land value taxation and the value capture of land and resource rents. George is also probably one of the most famous reformers people have never heard of. His ideas are challenging to the injustice of the status quo and they are still relevant to this day. His most famous work, Progress and Poverty (1879), which sold millions of copies worldwide and probably more than any other American book before that time, is a treatise on inequality, the cyclic nature of industrialized economies, and the use of land value capture as a remedy.

Help us to raise awareness of Henry George's evolutionary ideas in an effort to make the world a more fair and just place. We are proposing to create a Google Doodle tribute graphic for display on his birthday, September 2nd, so millions of people around the world, many for the first time, can learn about his works and ideas. Type your name, email, and country in the boxes below, make any changes to the message that you see fit, and click the send button at the bottom to send it over to the Google Doodle team. If enough people bring it to their attention, perhaps we will see an educational, interactive graphic on September 2nd. You can also send an email to PROPOSALS@GOOGLE.COM with your request.

"The equal right of all to the use of land is as clear as their equal right to breathe the air - it is a right proclaimed by the fact of their existence."

- Henry George, Progress and Poverty (1879) -


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