Introduction [to Henry George's legacy in economic thought]

Laurent, John (2005) Introduction [to Henry George's legacy in economic thought]. In: Henry George's legacy in economic thought. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Cheltanhan, UK and Northampton, MA, pp. 3-30. ISBN 1-84376-885-2


Henry George's Progress and Poverty sold more than 3 million copies by the time of its 50th anniversary in 1929 -outselling all other works on economics - yet today economics students can complete their courses without ever having heard of the author's name. This collection aims to redress this neglect, by presenting a range of perspectives on Henry George's fertile ideas which, it is increasingly argued, merit revisiting in terms of their capacity to contribute towards solutions to current problems including runaway land values, nationalization of land, monopoly control of public assets and environmental degradation. 'Henry George's Legacy in Economic Thought' will appeal in particular to upper level students and scholars of the history of economic thought and the public sector but also to economists more widely

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Economics and Resource Management
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2010 00:01
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2016 01:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: Henry George; progress and poverty; economics; Henry George theorem
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140203 Economic History
14 Economics > 1401 Economic Theory > 140101 History of Economic Thought
16 Studies in Human Society > 1604 Human Geography > 160401 Economic Geography
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9199 Other Economic Framework > 919999 Economic Framework not elsewhere classified

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