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