Pro-Trump Georgism

by Adam Jon Monroe, Jr.

Helen Keller found in Georgism, “a splendid faith in the essential nobility of human nature.” Indeed, our problem is not with some group. Georgists don’t personally blame landlords for poverty. The tax system forces people to “buy in” or remain disadvantaged. We are trapped by popular ignorance of basic economics. Continue reading

The Public Financiers:

Ricardo, George, Clark, Ramsey, Mirrlees, Vickrey, Wicksell, Musgrave, Buchanan, Tiebout, and Stiglitz, by Colin Read, Palgrave-MacMillan, 2016. Review by Bill Batt

Professor Read gives us an eminently readable book about the leading economists responsible for developing the sub-discipline of public finance. It is part of the author’s “Great Minds Series.” Continue reading

What Trump (Doesn’t Get) Right on Trade

by Lindy Davies

Alan Tonelson is a Research Fellow at the US Business and Industry Council Educational Foundation, an organization that seeks to shore up US “sovereignty” by means of protectionist trade policy. On March 2nd, he contributed an op-ed piece to the New York Times praising Donald Trump’s ideas on international trade. Continue reading

The Only Way to Beat Trumpism

by Jonathan Hall

The Trump resistance is not wrong to feel that this threat is the most dire since Nazis rolled across Europe. They see Trump taking us down the same supremacist path — and now, with climate destruction and thousands of nuclear weapons, the lesson cost would be so much greater. Why is Trumpism so dangerous? Because it is a war against truth itself. Every failed democracy first lost its way from the truth. Continue reading

Now, This

trump_wowI don’t imagine that many of you read The National Enquirer — but you probably stand in check-out lines at supermarkets, so you may have noticed that this paper is very much in Donald Trump’s camp. The Enquirer’s Trump, forceful and heroic, was fixing national problems even before he was sworn in! Continue reading

Housing Crisis? What Housing Crisis?

by Mark Wadsworth

It would be foolish to describe the current situation in the UK housing market as a “crisis,” as this suggests some unforeseen events which suddenly come to a head and which the government has to deal with urgently. Far from it, the state of the housing market is the inevitable result of quite deliberate changes in UK government policy over the last thirty years or so, which we are feeling the full impact of now. Continue reading

A Few Questions for Mason Gaffney

We thought this might be an opportune time to check in with the eminently sane Prof. Mason Gaffney at his home in Redlands, California. The author of The Corruption of Economics, After the Crash: Designing a Depression-Free Economy and The Mason Gaffney Reader (as well as hundreds of published papers and articles: see )has slowed down a little, perhaps, but not awfully much. Continue reading