Progress and Poverty in Economics:
Henry George and How Growth in Real Estate Contributes  to Inequality and Financial Instability

INTRODUCTION
Reviving the Work of America’s Most Original Economist

Andrew Mazzone and I collaborated on a project to review the work of the 19th-century American economist Henry George, especially his landmark book Progress and Poverty (1879) to see how George’s work stood up in the light of modern economics and to determine what could be brought up to date and applied to the contemporary world. We wanted to establish that George’s work was relevant and also to criticize American academic economics for having overlooked or rejected George both in his own time—when his work was a worldwide sensation—and afterward, even today. Andrew died suddenly in the middle of the project. This book is a tribute to him and completes what we began…

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

DON’T MISS OUT ON A SINGLE POST!

Subscribe now and receive email updates whenever a new entry is posted.