What Would Henry George Say?
Still Relevant, Still Poignant
By Chelsea Follett
By Kuba Dziedzicki
Chelsea Follett responds to Jeffrey Sachs’ proposition that a wealth transfer of $1,000 a year “to each of the world’s poorest billion people” by saying that wealth transfer programs “fail to tackle the underlying condition of poverty” (Follett 2021). While transferring cash may provide short-term relief, poverty will continue to exist if the money that is transferred comes from somewhere other than what is causing it.
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