The People’s Budget: an Edwardian Tragedy

by Geoffrey Lee, Published by Shepheard-Walwyn Ltd., London, 2008. Review by Gordon Hoover

British politics has long divided along class lines. During the period from 1850 to 1915 the control of the House of Commons oscillated between the Conservatives, who spoke for the privileged and traditional-minded classes, and the Liberals, who considered themselves the “party of the people” and the protectors of the weak and downtrodden. Continue reading

George and Ohio’s Civic Revival

By Robert H. Bremner. Edited, with an introduction, by Will and Dorothy Lissner. Published in 1995 by the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation. Review by Lindy Davies

Georgists, I suspect, sometimes tend to forget what they have — and that’s too bad, because a great deal of high-quality work has been done over the years, work that can serve not just to enrich our advocacy but even to lift our spirits. Continue reading

Does Georgism Have a Theory of History?

by Lindy Davies

The time is always now for Georgists. It’s one of our most endearing quirks — or most annoying eccentricities, as the case may be. We tout a proposal for correcting fundamental economic wrongs — diseases that afflict any system in any time in which The Remedy has not been applied. Take a quick skim of the Georgist press in any period between the 1880s and today. You’ll see that this was the time, that today’s problems would propel society to finally wise up and look to real solutions. Continue reading

How to Thaw Credit, Now and Forever

by Mason Gaffney

Working capital is the bloodstream of economic life. It is physical capital, the fast-turning inventory of goods in process and finished goods that supplies materials to the worker, and feeds and clothes her family. Short term commercial loans and trade credit buy it, but the capital is “real” — a fact often forgotten in the paper and virtual worlds of high finance, whence come the highest inner circles of government. Continue reading