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August 14, 2023
Reclaiming the Commons By Vandana Shiva Synergetic Press 2020 Book Review by Joseph Milne Vandana Shiva will probably be known to Georgists for her campaigns for regaining the commons and for establishing the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology in 1982. She has worked with many other organisations in the quest to recover the […]
February 8, 2022
by Edward J. Dodson A growing consensus exists among those who study and follow events shaping the global economy that how the subject of economics has been taught for over a century fails as a scientific discipline. Economists have a dismal record of warning us of problems on the horizon. There is no consensus within […]
October 18, 2021
Book Review The Moral Economy of the Countryside: Anglo-Saxon to Anglo-Norman England Rosamond Faith Cambridge University Press, 2020 Reviewed by Edward Barnett I remember receiving a history book as a present when I was around 8 or 9 years old.  It was an illustrated history of England from 1066 and I loved it.  It did […]
October 18, 2021
Review Author: Andro Linklater Title: Owning the Earth – The Transforming History of Land Ownership Publisher: Bloomsbury,  2013 £15.20 Reviewed by Lasse S. Anderson Surveying the world before the year 1800, most of the world’s land was held either collectively by various traditional bands and societies or corporately by the higher establishments of church and […]
November 24, 2019
Review by Edward Dodson   As the author explains, the book was written in collaboration with Andrew Mazzone, who was until his death in 2017, President of the Henry George School of Social Science. Their investigation was designed “to see how George’s work stood up in the light of modern economics and to determine what […]
March 8, 2019
By Michael Tichelar Routledge 2018 ISBN: 9780415793346 Review by Simom McKenna   “The Failure of Land Reform”, as this history shows, is never quite complete. The triumph of private property is therefore likewise never final. Human society is forever negotiating between the benefits and dangers inherently associated with all conventions of private property. There is […]
August 30, 2017
As Evil Does by Fred Harrison Review by Simon McKenna   As Evil Does is designed to raise ire and inform dissent. This polemical style could appear histrionic. Yet it should not be dismissed on this account. Instead, the rationale that informs this method and the result Fred Harrison achieves, warrant serious consideration by all […]
January 13, 2016
Urban Land Rent: Singapore as a Property State Anne Haila, Wiley 2016 Review by Andrew Purves, author of No Debt High Growth Low Tax   This book is essential reading for all advocates for the implementation of Land Value Tax (LVT), as well as campaigners for social justice and a reduction of inequality who might […]
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