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Learning history’s failed economics?

“The relevance of Moses’ economics to our own tax-burdened days is startling” proclaimed The Viking Press’ blurb for Francis Neilson’s book “The Eleventh Commandment” on its release in 1933. However, during those early days of the Great Depression, policy makers made...

The Natural Source of Public Revenue

By Clare Tindall. This is an excerpt of a piece that was originally presented almost 50 years ago, at a Georgist Youth Night in 1967. It was published in the October 1967 edition of Progress Magazine. It is at such a time as this, when we are filling out our taxation...

The Georgist Philosophy in Culture and History

This article gives an insight into the tremendous cultural impact of the movement. by Pat Aller Arden, Delaware July, 1999 The Georgist Philosophy in Culture and History: How to Broaden Our Focus to Strengthen Our Message. We’ve been asking this question for...

Lessons from Manhattan

photo credit: atomicshark“The devil is in the details.” German Proverb A fascinating paper on Manhattan real estate in the 1920-39 era shows why property went down, stayed down and didn’t recover in real terms until 1960. ‘Real Estate Prices During the Roaring...

Centenary of “The People’s Budget”

An occasional commentary on the economic depression # 3 By Bryan Kavanagh LVRG 5 January 2009, New Year Insights There’s amazing synchronicity in the centenary year of the “People’s Budget”, delivered in the UK under the Liberal Prime Minister Herbert Asquith, that...

How to thaw credit, now and forever

photo credit: Joel Bedford Mason Gaffney October 25, 2008 In a follow up to Professor Gaffney’s The Great Crash of 2008, he now delves into how credit can be freed from the current crisis. The Great Reckoning awaits… 1. Introduction Working capital is the...