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Henry George's Speech: Poverty Is A Crime

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Many people have made quite absurd statements, one of whom is Henry George, who believed that poverty was a crime. He expressed his ideas on how poverty is a crime through an extremely confused speech. In his speech, he uses rhetorical devices such as analogy and anaphora, as well as circular reasoning to prove his point. In Henry George’ speech given in an opera house in 1895, he explains how the act of being poor is a crime to society. He uses an analogy to further prove his point on the crime of being a person who isn’t able to sustain themselves to a greater extent. From the start of his speech, he is unsure of what he really wants to say. He makes an analogy in which he does not mean “that it is a crime to be poor. Murder is a crime, but
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