Book of the Week: Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality

This week our featured book is Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age by Edward T. O’Donnell.

In addition to featuring the book and the author on the blog, we will also be posting about the book on twitter, and facebook.

We are also offering a FREE copy of Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality to one winner. To enter the contest please e-mail pl2164@columbia.edu and include your name and address. The winner will be selected Friday, June 19th at 1:00 pm.

For more on the book you can read the introduction:

1 Response

  1. I first read Progress & Poverty in the early 40s when I was still in college in a quest to understand political economy. Read Adam Smith, Karl Marx, etc. in the same period. Found George most convincing and went on to take all the courses at the Henry George School in NYC,advocating him so enthusiastically that I developed a coterie of mostly science, math and engineering students and faculty at City College whose goal was to use George’s Science of Political Economy as the origin of mathematical equations that would define a viable political economy. We attended weekly meetings with the former director of the Henry George school to further that goal. I am still a believer. Unfortunately, George’s ideas must be read and understood, and the US public does not read or care to understand. George’s ideas have been adopted in parts of Australia and the UK. ROSLYN WILLETT

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