Lessons and Readings

  1. The Problem of Poverty: Are We Unable to Produce Enough for All?

    What IS the Problem? The “Iron Law of Wages” Poverty & Overpopulation — Video Supplements 1 and

  2. Naming Things Right: Economic Definitions

    Economics and Political Economy — Video Supplement

  3. Wealth Distribution: Effects of Technology and Trade

    The Margin of Production The Unbounded Savannah — Video Supplement

  4. What Keeps the Economy from Fulfilling Its Potential?

    The Dog in the Manger — Video Supplement

  5. Capital: Wealth Used in Production

    Capital, Interest and Profits The Dynamics of Distribution — Video Supplement

  6. Economics of Booms and Busts

    The Boom/Bust Cycle (parts 1-4) — Video Supplements 7 and 8

  7. The Remedy; Its Justice

    Henry George’s Remedy (parts 1 – 3) The Rightful Basis of Property — Video Supplementsand 10

  8. Applying the Remedy

    Henry George’s Remedy (parts 4-6) — Video Supplements 11 and 12

  9. Establishing Justice and Prosperity

    Henry George’s Remedy (parts 7-10) — Video Supplements 13 and 14

  10. Political Economy and the Progress of Civilization

    Conclusion — Video Supplement 15 

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Membership in the Henry George Institute

...has only two requirements: pay your annual dues of $20 (us), and indicate your agreement with our Statement of Purpose. As a member, you get a subscription to the Georgist Journal, and a vote in our annual election for members of the Board of Directors.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

In accordance with the philosophy of Henry George, the Henry George Institute holds that all persons have a right to the use of the earth and that all have a right to the fruits of their labor. To implement these rights it is proposed that the rent of land be taken by the community as public revenue, and that all taxes on labor and the fruits of labor be abolished. The Institute believes with George that “liberty means justice and justice is the natural law,” and that the social and economic ills besetting the world today are the result of non-conformance to natural law. The Institute pledges itself to bring this philosophy to the attention of the public by all suitable means.

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Getting Started with Understanding Economics

Our first course, Understanding Economics, is FREE and self-paced. There are no due-dates or deadlines — yet our staff is always available to answer your questions via email.

It's a good idea to check out the first few readings and video supplements to get ready for your first lesson. Make sure to bookmark our "Site Map" page, which has links to the suggested readings for each lesson (and much more).

When you're ready, click below to enroll. You'll pick a username and a password, and be asked for some more basic information (which we will NOT share with anyone else). We'll need your snail-mail address to send you your certificate when you complete the course!

Enroll today for a rewarding, enriching experience!

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Membership in the Henry George Institute

...has only two requirements: pay your annual dues of $20 (us), and indicate your agreement with our Statement of Purpose. As a member, you get a subscription to the Georgist Journal, and a vote in our annual election for members of the Board of Directors.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

In accordance with the philosophy of Henry George, the Henry George Institute holds that all persons have a right to the use of the earth and that all have a right to the fruits of their labor. To implement these rights it is proposed that the rent of land be taken by the community as public revenue, and that all taxes on labor and the fruits of labor be abolished. The Institute believes with George that “liberty means justice and justice is the natural law,” and that the social and economic ills besetting the world today are the result of non-conformance to natural law. The Institute pledges itself to bring this philosophy to the attention of the public by all suitable means.

Close this popup

Getting Started with Understanding Economics

Our first course, Understanding Economics, is FREE and self-paced. There are no due-dates or deadlines — yet our staff is always available to answer your questions via email.

It's a good idea to check out the first few readings and video supplements to get ready for your first lesson. Make sure to bookmark our "Site Map" page, which has links to the suggested readings for each lesson (and much more).

When you're ready, click below to enroll. You'll pick a username and a password, and be asked for some more basic information (which we will NOT share with anyone else). We'll need your snail-mail address to send you your certificate when you complete the course!

Enroll today for a rewarding, enriching experience!

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