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Henry George: Political Ideologue, Social Philosopher and Economic Theorist

ISBN: 978-1-4051-8751-0
200 pages
March 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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Containing important papers by various Georgist scholars, this book highlights the ideas and influence of Henry George as a political economist.

  • Highlights the ideas and influence of Henry George
  • Includes path-breaking work on Henry George’s rent theory
  • Features in the Studies in Economic Reform and Social Justice series
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Editor's Introduction.

1. Ideology and Political Parties.

Henry George's Political Critics (Michael Hudson).

2. George's Ideas in Debate.

Henry George, Emile de Laveleye, and the Issue of Peasant Proprietorship (Jerome F. Heavey).

Frank H. Knight's Criticism of Henry George (Ross B. Emmett).

3. Social Philosophy.

Apprehending the Social Philosophy of Henry George (Charles R. McCann, Jr.).

4. Conceptual Debates Regarding Land and Rent.

The Marginalists Who Confronted Land (Fred E. Foldvary).

Keeping Land in Capital Theory (Ricardo, Faustmann, Wicksell, and George: Mason Gaffney).

5. Communications.

Comment (Mark Perlman).

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Laurence S. Moss is a full professor at Babson College teaching law and economics. He is also the editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Economics and Sociology and is on the editorial board of the History of Political Economy. He has served as president of the History of Economic Thoughts Society.
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  • Contains important papers by various notable Georgist scholars
  • Highlights the ideas and influence of Henry George
  • Includes path-breaking work on Henry George’s rent theory
  • Features in the Studies in Economic Reform and Social Justice series
See More
"Henry George is an economist who has given rise to a lot of written opinions. Therefore, one would think that is hardly impossible to say something new about his work. However, this book contradicts this idea, because it presents attractive and original viewpoints with regard to very different Georgist issues.... This book proves that – almost one hundred and thirty years later – George’s work continues arousing a great interest." (History of Economic Ideas, January 2009)
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