UNDERSTANDING ECONOMICS



No time to take a whole course? Well, 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!


Who was Henry George?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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New!     New Life in Old Cities 

Here's how New York City managed to keep growing right through the Great Depression. Mason Gaffney documents the positive effects of Single Tax-inspired urban policies in the early 20th century.
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Geoist News and Views

Land Reform. Everyone knows it's needed, all over the world. But how can it be accomplished fairly, and without bloodshed?
The Cure for Poverty

The United States doesn't have an immigration problem. It has a fundamental economic problem.
These kids today

What do our architectural choices tell us about society's underlying values?
A Condo in the Sky

Does Our Economic Reform Advocacy lack passion? Forget about real people's lives? It shouldn't.
Pure Geoism

The value of New York City's land is over three times what the city says it is, according to a new study
Harnessing Economic Rent in NYC

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