Did you know that Henry George, famed economist, was part of the Gilded Age?
The PBS documentary on the Gilded Age for which the Henry George School has supplied some high resolution photographs and images will be broadcast. The documentary informs that:
“George saw New York as a city in which “on one side a very few men richer by far than is good for men to be, and on the other side a great mass of men and women struggling and worrying and wearying to get a most pitiful living.” His popularity led to a nomination as the Labor candidate for mayor of New York. Despite his narrow defeat, George’s message resonated: Was America a land of opportunity or a closed system run by the few for their own gain.”
Be sure to check it out!