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Henry George's legacy in economic thought

Author: John Laurent
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar Pub., ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 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  Read more...
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Named Person: Henry George; Henry George; Henry George
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Laurent
ISBN: 1843768852 9781843768852
OCLC Number: 60826624
Description: vii, 271 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction / John Laurent --
2. Henry George and Darwin's dragon : Thomas Henry Huxley's response to Progress and poverty / Erin McLaughlin-Jenkins --
3. Tolstoy's Henry George : 'a step on the first rung of the ladder...' / Rob Knowles --
4. Henry George : evolutionary economist? / John Laurent --
5. The Duke of Argyll and Henry George : land ownership and governance / Warren J. Samuels, Kirk D. Johnson and Marianne F. Johnson --
6. The Henry George theorem and the entrepreneurial process : turning Henry George on his head / Laurence S. Moss --
7. Henry George's land reform : the distinction between private ownership and private possession / John Pullen --
8. The philosophy and feasibility of Henry George's land-value tax : criticisms and defences, with particular reference to the problem of the land-rich-and-income-poor / John Pullen --
9. Equal rights, competition and monopoly : Henry George's insight into current debates on regulation of common use infrastructure / Terry Dwyer --
10. Land tax in Australia : principles, problems and policies / Frank Stilwell and Kirrily Jordan --
11. Enduring but unacknowledged : the Georgist inheritance in Australia / Philip D. Day.
Responsibility: edited by John Laurent.
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Presenting a range of perspectives on Henry George's ideas including runaway land values and environmental degradation, this collection discusses his theoretical contributions, including the 'Henry  Read more...

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