UNDERSTANDING ECONOMICS

Courses that Shed Light on Today's Baffling Economic Problems


Who was Henry George?He was the most important American voice in political economy. During his lifetime, he became the third most famous man in the United States, behind Thomas Edison and Mark Twain. His supporters included Leo Tolstoy, Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill and John Dewey, to name a few. Here's our Henry George quote of the day, and here is more on George's life and work.

Real origin of the Monopoly gameDid you know that the game of Monopoly was originally invented as a teaching tool to help get across Henry George's economic principles? Here's an article on the history of The Landlord's Game, patented in 1904, which, under its new name Monopoly became the world's most popular board game!

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No time to take a whole course?
If you've got half an hour (28 minutes, to be exact), here's an online seminar that will let you understand all of political economy's most basic issues.

Don't procrastinate, or be intimidated You can grasp these important economic ideas!

Geoist News and Views

A Radical Tax Policy that is supported by everyone from communist radicals to Milton Friedman.
MSNBC: Forget Property, Tax the Land

Mumia Abu-Jamal needs urgent medical care.
A campaign is underway to call Pennsylvania officials to make sure he will get it. The US Supreme Court overturned his death penalty. Let's make sure he doesn't get executed through willful neglect.
Mumia's Message of Thanks.

The Trans Pacific Partnership Debate arouses great passions but that's nothing new. Why do we keep going over the same ground?
TPP: Privilege is the Product.

Immerse yourself in Geoist thought for a week, this August, in Detroit!
Reclaiming Our Land and Water: Michigan and the World

What gives a nation the right to hold its territory, and defend its boundaries?
On National Sovereignty

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