Critics of Henry George: An Appraisal of Their Strictures on Progress and Poverty / Edition 1

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Since its publication in 1979, Critics of Henry George has achieved an international reputation as by far the most comprehensive review and analysis of the objections leveled against Henry George's American classic, Progress and Poverty. George's 19th century classic argument for land reform produced an army of critics including Alfred Marshall, J. B. Clark, F. A. Walker and in the 20th century, Edwin Cannan, Murray Rothbard and Mark Blaug. In recent years Georgist insights have been gaining ground in economics on a variety of fronts especially in the areas of the economics of location and public finance. Now, more than a century after George and 25 years after the first edition of the Critics of Henry George, the Critics has been expanded, revised and enlarged by Robert Andelson. The Andelson revision will include a revised last chapter evaluating Georgism as it was interpreted by its critics.

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Robert V. Andelson is a Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Auburn University and is a lifelong philosopher and student of the basic principles of social justice and economic reform, ultimately derived from the ideas of the great American reformer, Henry George. He has served as President of the International Union for Land-Value Taxation and Free Trade.

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments to the Second Edition.

Acknowledgments to the First Edition.

Volume II.

Part IV: Critics in the Twentieth Century and Beyond.Chapter 21. A Cana Hits the Mark (Mason Gaffney).

Chapter 22. Davenport: "Single Tazer of the Looser Observance: (Aaron B. Fuller).

Chapter 23. Carver: Reluctant Demi-Georgist (Robert V. Andelson).

Chapter 24. Ryan and His Domestication of Natural Law (Rovert V. Andelson).

Chapter 25. Alcazar's "Most Voluminous of All Assaults" (James L. Busey).

Chapter 26. Ely: A Liberal Economist Defends Landlordism (Steven B. Cord and Robert V. Andelson).

Chapter 27. Knight: Nemesis from the Chicago School (Nicolaus Tideman and Florenz Plassmann).

Chapter 28. Heath: Estranged Georgist (Fred E. Foldvary).

Chapter 29. Hayek: "Almost Persuaded" (Robert V. Andelson).

Chapter 30. Hardin's Putative Critique (Robert V. Andelson).

Chapter 31. Reckoning with Rothbard (Harold Kyiazi).

Chapter 32. LeFevre's Challenge (Damon J. Gross).

Chapter 33. Oser: Reservations of a Friendly Commentator (Oscar B. Johannsen).

Chapter 34. Blaug: Edging Toward Full Appreciation (Mary M. Cleveland).

Part V: Conclusions.

Chapter 35. Neo-Georgism (Robert V. Andelson).

Notes on Contributors.

Index of Names.

Index of Subjects.


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