If you’ve come here from my recent LibriVox recording of Progress and Poverty, welcome! I hope you enjoy the audiobook.
And if you haven’t come from there, check it out; it’s a really interesting book.
I think he argues well that permanent land ownership is a problem, but his proposed remedy seems unnecessarily coercive and confiscatory. On the other hand, it’s hard to see what plausible non-coercive remedy he could have come up with in the nineteenth century, without the benefit of all the economics that’s been discovered since then.
I must thank TriciaG for editing my LibriVox recordings. (Normally readers edit their own recordings.) She did it very skilfully, and without her help, I don’t think I would have recorded this book at all.
Thanks also to Lauren Landsburg at the Library of Economics and Liberty, whose copy of Progress and Poverty I read from. She very helpfully found which precise edition of Progress and Poverty her site’s text was based on, and made many corrections to the text before I read the errors into my recordings, or wasted time trying to figure out what the text was meant to say.
And Kimberly Krause and Larry Wilson did most of the proof-listening to the edited recordings of this audiobook, and provided some encouraging moral support, too; thanks, you two!
Thanks to all those people, I enjoyed recording the book. But now I’m tired.