Henry George's legacy in economic thought

Laurent, John (2005) Henry George's legacy in economic thought. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Cheltanhan, UK and Northampton, MA. ISBN 1 84376 885 2


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Henry George's Progress and Poverty sold more than 3 million copies by the time of its 50th anniversary in 1929 -outselling 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 capactiy to contribute towards solutions to current problems including runaway land values, nationalization of land, monopoloy control of public assets and environmental degradation. The book also discusses George's significant theoretical contributions, including the 'Henry George Theorem' - named after him by two Nobel prize winning economists - and important insights bearing on the relation of evolutionary theory to economics. The authors also discuss George's powerful influence on the economic development of Australia and new Zealand, and the affinity he felt for these countries is also considered.

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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Unavailable in electronic format. Book review at: http://eh.net/bookreviews/library/1071.shtml
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Economics and Resource Management
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:30
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2016 01:28
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
14 Economics > 1401 Economic Theory > 140199 Economic Theory not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9102 Microeconomics > 910299 Microeconomics not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/848

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