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New Certificate Program in Political Economy

 

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Registration is now open for our FREE 8-Course Certificate program in Political Economy.  Detailed information is available on our Courses Page.

Smart Talk is on cable TV in Philadelphia

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NEW on PhillyCam!!!!

Smart Talk on cable TV in Philadelphia,
Sunday nights, 5pm EST, starting May 1, 2015

Each segment will air for two weeks, also streaming on their website at https://phillycam.org/web-channel

Episodes will air on Comcast Channels 66 & 966 and Verizon FIOS Channels 29 & 30

May 1May 8          Mark Blyth
May 15, May 22      Gregory Clark
May 29, June 5       Martin Ford
June 12June 19     Paul Craig Roberts
June 26, July 3        Richard D. Wolff

Stay tuned for more episodes with:

Yanis Varoufakis
Ed Nell
Anwar Shaikh
Alan Tonelson
Ravi Batra
Ed O’Donnell
Eamonn Fingleton
Jayati Ghosh
Ted Gwartney
Scott Baker
Ed Dodson
Anwar Shaikh
Fred Foldvary
Richard Duncan
Charles Hall

The Henry George School of Social Science is proud to be a member of PhillyCam.org.

Anwar M. Shaikh – Capitalism: Competition, Conflict and Crises

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The Henry George School of Social Science, and the New School of Social Research invite you to follow Professor Anwar M. Shaikh in a new series of lectures exploring his new ground-breaking Economic treatise, “Capitalism: Competition, Conflict and Crises”. The course spans two semesters. Fall 2015 and Spring 2016, and is comprised of 30 lectures, available on our YouTube Channel, Henry George School of Social Science.

Visit our new Research Articles Page

 

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The Henry George School of Social Science is pleased to present the first in a series of papers by Dr. Edward Nell.  Visit our new Research Articles Page.

Council of Economic Advisors, 2016

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The CEA Issue Brief, April 2016

In its April 2016 issue brief, the President’s Council of Economic Advisors stressed the decline in competition in numerous sectors of the US economy. Given the high level of corporate profits as a share of GDP, one would expect more investment in a highly competitive environment.  Since this is not happening, the brief submits that monopoly power in big business is one of the causes of weak business investment.  Henry George spoke vehemently against monopolies in his book Social Problems. George considered them to be entities that inhibit innovation and encourage resultant high prices.

 

While George’s focus was mainly on land monopoly, which he likened to “the robber that takes all that is left”, he was acutely aware of additional pockets of potential monopolies.  He predicted that these would grow as technological progress improved and society advanced.

 

George’s times are very different from 21st Century America in many aspects.  However, there is an interesting parallel between what he saw as the cause of poverty in the midst of progress, and what the CEA sees today as one of the main hurdles that is holding back the US economy.  In the CEA’s view, government can and should take numerous steps to address the concentration problem.  This is yet another vindication of the author of Progress and Poverty.  To read the entire brief, please click here.

Dr. Marty Rowland at Pace University’s 2016 ISEE Conference

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Dr. Marty Rowland, a Director of the Henry George School, will be participating in Pace University’s  Environmental Ethics and Economics: Values & Choices”, June 29 – July 2, 2016 .

July 1st, 9am – 12pm Session – Dr. Rowland will present Lessons in Balancing Economics with the Environment

July 1st, Early Afternoon Session, 1pm – 3pm  –  Dr. Rowland will present Economic Growth versus Ecosystem Sustainability