Henry George and Taxation

Noam Chomsky

[From a letter to Fred Folvary, 31 July 2000]

Fred Foldvary wrote:

Dear Noam Chomsky, I teach economics at Santa Clara University and am wondering if you have come across the writings of Henry George, and what you think of the economic justice of untaxing labor and shifting public finances to land rent, including all natural resources.

Noam Chomsky:

I did read Henry George years ago, when I was a college student. Whatever the merits of his proposal might have been at the time, they don't seem to me particularly meaningful now, given the sources of wealth and power.