Understanding Economics Instructor: Lindy Davies
Part 1 – Asking the Four (Right) Questions
Our first task is to get clear about what we want to know. We survey a long list of economic problems, and identify four basic questions that a course in political economy must address: 1. Why is there poverty, amid progress? 2. Why are there Boom/Bust cycles? 3. Must society trade between efficiency and equity? 4. Must society trade between prosperity and environmental sustainability?
The Henry George School of Social Science announces our newest online course, Understanding Economics. This course will provide a basic introduction to Economic theory, as well as to Henry George’s principles, in several short, easy lessons.
These lectures were developed for the Henry George School, by Mr. Lindy Davies. Mr. Davies is the Program Director of the Henry George Institute and the Editor of the Georgist Journal. He has written and edited Georgist curricular materials for more than two decades. He is the author of The Alodia Scrapbook, Editor of The Mason Gaffney Reader, and creator of the abridged edition of Henry George’s The Science of Political Economy.