If you’ve ever asked, “Why aren’t Henry George’s ideas more widely known and used?” you’ll want to take this course. Did the academic establishment, supported by wealthy holders of privilege, deliberately conspire to obscure Henry George’s ideas? The evidence is clear, says Mason Gaffney in his 1994 book The Corruption of Economics.
This course uses that book and other writings, primarily by Gaffney, to examine how “economics was uprooted from reality and we are all paying the price today.”
You need to have completed Progress and Poverty before enrolling in this course.
“The purpose of studying economics is not to acquire a set of ready-made answers to economic questions, but to learn how to avoid being deceived by economists.”
- Joan Robinson