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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Geoist News and Views

The recent down markets are temporary - the long run crash is what should concern us.
Down All Your Markets.

You need to tune in to the weekly podcasts of Australia's Renegade Economist! For example:
Financing Our Own Oppression

"Perfect competition," according to Econ 101, doesn’t actually happen; it is merely an abstract notion used to illustrate points. Oh yeah? Tell that to basic laborers.
Labor and Competition

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

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

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