Henry George

I think now of Tom L. Johnson, the greatest mayor in Cleveland history and a devout political devotee of Henry George’s philosophies. And so as I’ve been reading about the early 20th century in Cleveland political lore, I came across this quote from George himself: “What protectionism teaches us, is to do to ourselves in time of peace what enemies seek to do to us in time of war.”

It’s hard to think of a better summary of our current American landscape.

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