The Science of Political Economy Before and After Henry George

Join us as we explore the field of political economy with an eye to establishing the subject on a scientific foundation. This 10-lesson course, divided in two parts, will examine early moral and ethical teachings on land followed by a discussion of George’s contribution and legacy. We will also evaluate the responses from George’s contemporaries and beyond.

The instructor, Dan Sullivan, is a Georgist scholar, former President of the Council of Georgist Organizations (CGO), and Director of Saving Communities, a Pennsylvania based association that promotes fiscal integrity and economic justice.

Part one: Moral and Ethical Teachings on Land prior to George

Dates: Mondays: 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15; from 6:30PM to 8:00PM EST

Lesson one: Ancient and biblical teachings

Lesson two: Power over reason: From common law to degenerate feudalism.

Lesson three: North America: Colonists, natives and exceptionalism

Lesson four: Reason over power: The enlightenment

Lesson five: How Marx derailed the left and saved the landed aristocracy

Part two: Responses to George

Dates: Mondays: 1/24, 1/31, 2/07, 2/14 , 2/28; from 6:30PM to 8:00PM EST

Lesson one: George’s immediate predecessors and contemporaries

Lesson two: Marxists and monopolists attack

Lesson three: The great debacle: income tax and the Federal Reserve

Lesson four: Redefining the terms (Orwellian economics)

Lesson five: Identity politics as the enemy of reform

Note: This is an online event. Access information will be made available after registration.