You CAN Understand Economics!

So much of what we “know” about the world is really what “specialists” tell us: men have walked on the moon… nothing can travel faster than light… government debt is killing us… society must always trade between inflation and unemployment…

We can’t confirm any of those things from our own experience, so we accept the “expert” opinion. What choice do we have?

It might be fun to know about sciences such as physics or biology. But economic principles affect every single one of us, every day of our lives. Economics asks the questions we all ask, such as:

  • Why is there poverty, when productivity keeps increasing?
  • Why are willing, able workers unemployed?
  • Why are there boom – bust cycles?
  • Why does government always need more money?
  • Is “economic growth” killing our planet?

We won’t ask you to accept anything unless you can clearly see the proof. In our courses you’ll look at social problems in the context of everyday situations. The secret of understanding economics is seeing what you already know.

Take a Tour of the Course

at this site map and investigate the readings and lessons. Then, GET STARTED with the self-paced online version of our first course!

Our First Course is Absolutely Free!

You can sign up right now and take the self-paced, online version of our first course for free! Then, if you choose to go on, you can enroll in the second and third parts of our Principles of Political Economy series. For an additional fee, you can take advantage of our recommendation for college credit with the National College Credit Recommendation Service.

For Example: What’s It Worth?

$50K? Or $1 million?

We go out to look at houses, and find that houses in certain school districts are worth more; houses near Interstate highways are worth more; houses with a view of the ocean are worth more.

But how does that work? Are the boards and mortar, nails and shingles worth more because they’re near the ocean? Is the labor twenty times as expensive in that neighborhood? What accounts for the difference in price? It would have to be the land under the house, would it not?

This course will change
the way you think
and feel about society.

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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!

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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