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Submitted Articles


What’s Left of) Our Economy: More and More US Job Growth Keeps Depending on Government

Posted Date: April 17, 2016   |   Published by: Alan Tonelson


Friday’s jobs report from the U.S. government (with the preliminary March data) evoked what’s by now become the standard response from the commentariat: more solid gains…

What’s Left of) Our Economy: Free Trade Claims that Deserve Some Lumps

Posted Date: April 17, 2016   |   Published by: Alan Tonelson


All knowledgeable students of economics know that a big reason for rejecting most critiques of U.S. trade policy is their allegedly heavy reliance (explicitly or not) on the “lump of labor fallacy…”

Western Mistakes, Remade in China

Posted Date: April 6, 2016   |   Published by: Adair Turner 


SHANGHAI – The Chinese economy faces an enormously challenging transition. To achieve its goal of joining the world’s high-income countries…

Land Worth = GDP and enough to replace all taxes with Land Rent

Posted Date: April 5, 2016   |   Published by: Scott Baker 


The idea of using Land Value to pay for society’s needs goes back to biblical times in the old testament, what author John Kelly called “The Other Law of Moses” in his book by the same name…

Hazen S. Pingree and the Detroit Model of Urban Reform

Posted Date: January 23, 2016   |   Published by: Alexandra W Lough

Hazen S. Pingree was a remarkable civic leader. In his four terms as mayor of Detroit from 1889 to 1897, Pingree lowered the cost of vital public utilities, including gas, lighting, and transit…

Tom L. Johnson and Cleveland Traction Wars, 1901–1909

Posted Date: January 23, 2016   |   Published by: Alexandra W Lough

Tom L. Johnson made his mark on politics far from Capitol Hill, in the gritty world of turn-of-the-century Cleveland, Ohio. Barely 30 years old and at the height of a successful career as an inventor, steel manufacturer…

Editor’s Introduction: The Politics of Urban Reform in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 1870–1920

Posted Date: January 23, 2016   |   Published by: Alexandra W Lough

Not only is the city involved most deeply in the great political experiment of the present and the future, but it is the dominating element in that experiment. The United States, along with the other nations of the western world…

Great Expectations: How credit markets twist the allocation and distribution of land

Posted Date: January 22, 2016   |   Published by: Mason Gaffney

Henry George likened the aggregate effects of land speculation to those of a cartel of landowners. What do cartels do? They control enough of a resource to affect price, and withhold part of the resource from use, or from its full and best use….

A Debate Over Monetary Reform

Posted Date: Janurary 15, 2015 | Published by: Edward J. Dodson

One hazard that our present ways have created is the use of land value as collateral for bank loans, and the dependence of the money supply on bank loans. Our monetary theorists should go to work on that one – it is a big subject…


Contributing Authors


Alexandra (Alex) is a historical consultant specializing in American political, social, and cultural history… Read More →


Adair Turner is Chairman of the Institute for New Economic Thinking and the author of Economics after the Crisis… Read More →


Alan Donelson is RealityChek’s founder and voice and a Board member of the Henry George School of Social Science… Read More →


Ed Dodson is a long-time member of the Henry George School’s faculty. Since his retirement in 2005 from Fannie Mae… Read More →

Fred Foldvary is a lecturer in economics at San Jose State University, California… Read More →


Joshua Vincent is the Executive Director/CEO of the Center for the Study of Economics… Read More →


Mason Gaffney is an American economist and a major critic of Neoclassical economics from a Georgist point of view… Read More →


Mike is a Former Director of Education of the Henry George School of Social Science in New York… Read More →


Scott Baker is a managing editor & the economics editor at Opednews, and a blogger for Huffington Post… Read More →

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