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Henry George: Political Ideologue, Social Philosopher and Economic Theorist


Containing important papers by various Georgist scholars, this book highlights the ideas and influence of Henry George as a political economist. It features path-breaking work on Henry George’s rent theory and includes noted scholars such as Mason Gaffney, who discusses capital theory. With a possible ‘Georgist revival’ in economic reform and the proverbial quest for justice, this book provides a timely volume. This book is part of the Studies in Economic Reform and Social Justice series which is produced out of the American Journal of Economics and Sociology.

Laurence S. Moss is a full professor at Babson College teaching law and economics. He is also the editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Economics and Sociology and is on the editorial board of the History of Political Economy. He has served as president of the History of Economic Thoughts Society.
Editor’s Introduction.

1. Ideology and Political Parties.

Henry George’s Political Critics (Michael Hudson).

2. George’s Ideas in Debate.

Henry George, Emile de Laveleye, and the Issue of Peasant Proprietorship (Jerome F. Heavey).

Frank H. Knight’s Criticism of Henry George (Ross B. Emmett).

3. Social Philosophy.

Apprehending the Social Philosophy of Henry George (Charles R. McCann, Jr.).

4. Conceptual Debates Regarding Land and Rent.

The Marginalists Who Confronted Land (Fred E. Foldvary).

Keeping Land in Capital Theory (Ricardo, Faustmann, Wicksell, and George: Mason Gaffney).

5. Communications.

Comment (Mark Perlman).