Henry George's legacy in economic thought

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Laurent, John. Laurent, John (ed.) 2005. Henry George's legacy in economic thought. Cheltanhan, UK and Northampton, MA. Edward Elgar Publishing.
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Henry George's legacy in economic thought

Book CategoryEdited book
ERA Publisher ID1811
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AuthorLaurent, John
EditorsLaurent, John
Number of Pages271
Year2005
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Place of PublicationCheltanhan, UK and Northampton, MA
ISBN1843768852
Web Address (URL)http://www.books.google.com.au/books?isbn=1843768852
Abstract

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.

KeywordsHenry George; progress and poverty; economics; Henry George theorem
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020380103. Economic history
380301. History of economic thought
380399. Economic theory not elsewhere classified
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