10 August 2010

The Forgotten Single Taxer Gets His Plaque

Last year I produced a post highlighting the work of Thomas Spence, the Englishman who'd outlined plans for a Single Tax society almost a century before Henry George and had been been imprisoned because of it.

At the time I was aware that there were plans to install a heritage plaque in Newcastle to commemorate him.  In June this year, it was finally unveiled:

So now, he's a little bit less forgotten.

Image courtesy of Newcastle City Council

1 comment:

Mark Wadsworth said...


Adam Smith, Ricardo, Spence, Tom Paine, Charles Bradlaugh, Henry George, the Liberal Party a hundred years ago, Milton Friedman a couple of decades ago...

It's a long list.