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University economics teaching to be overhauled

Further Reading: The Power in the Land by Fred Harrison Boom Bust: House Prices, Banking and the Depression of 2010 by Fred Harrison A New Model of the Economy by Brian Hodgkinson Ricardo's Law by Fred Harrison This was the headline of a report in the Guardian of a...

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Another Honour for Polly Higgins

Further Reading: Eradicating Ecocide by Polly Higgins Earth is our Business by Polly Higgins In recognition of her work to create a new body of Earth Law, international environmental lawyer and activist, Polly Higgins, has been appointed to the Arne Naess Chair for...

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Economic Justice

Further Reading: The Science of Economics by Raymond Makewell Progress and Poverty by Henry George Re-Solving the Economic Puzzle by Walter Rybeck Progress and Poverty by Brian Hodgkinson A reviewer  of The Science of Economics in Network Review, the Journal of the...

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Review in International Journal of Environmental Studies

Further Reading: The Traumatised Society by Fred Harrison A New Model of the Economy by Brian Hodgkinson Eradicating Ecocide by Polly Higgins ‘This analysis [The Traumatised Society] integrates many data and many explanations to attack private land ownership as the...

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Can LVT Save Us?

Further Reading: Progress and Poverty by Henry George The Traumatised Society by Fred Harrison Public Revenue Without Taxation by Ronald Burgess The Land Value Tax (LVT) is a “radical” form of taxation first proposed by Henry George in his 1879 Progress and Poverty...

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Capitalism for the poor, Socialism for the rich

Further Reading: Lie of the Land by Duncan Pickard Ricardo's Law by Fred Harrison The Traumatised Society by Fred Harrison In an article in the Guardian George Monbiot posed the question: ‘Why do we ignore the most blatant transfer of money from the poor to the rich?’...

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Working for a sane alternative

Further Reading: A New Model of the Economy by Brian Hodgkinson The Science of Economics by Raymond Makewell At the Eastern Economic Conference in New York, Alanna Hartzok, Founder and Co-Director, Earth Rights Institute, delivered a presentation entitled, “A Tribute...

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Fred Harrison a finalist in the People’s Book Prize

Further Reading: The Traumatised Society by Fred Harrison Fred Harrison’s latest book, The Traumatised Society, has been voted into the finals of The Non-fiction section of the People’s Book Prize and so gone through to the next round of voting. Voting to select the...

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The importance of the Law of Ecocide for a healthy planet

Further Reading: Eradicating Ecocide by Polly Higgins Earth is our Business by Polly Higgins In an interview with Marcin Gerwin of the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia Polly Higgins, author of Eradicating Ecocide and Earth is our Business, explained why it...

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A Principled Approach to Economics

Further Reading: The Science of Economics by Raymond Makewell “To discover of the conditions which allow every individual to find a fulfilling life is the true goal of Economics” In The Science of Economics Raymond Makewell presents the three-year Economics course...

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Review of The Traumatised Society

Further Reading: The Traumatised Society by Fred Harrison This thesis is not only a restatement of the social price of inequality (such as Joseph Stiglitz The Price of Inequality, or Richard Wilkinson The Spirit Level).  There is something deeper: humanity has lost...

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2013 People’s Book Prize

Further Reading: The Traumatised Society by Fred Harrison The Traumatised Society by Fred Harrison has been selected for the Non-fiction Spring 2013 People’s Book Prize Collection. Voting will be open until the 20th May. If Fred Harrison gets enough votes,  he will go...

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The Power in the Land

Further Reading: The Power in the Land by Fred Harrison George Monbiot began an article in the Guardian ‘You can learn as much about a country from its silences as you can from its obsessions. The issues politicians do not discuss are as telling and decisive as those...

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Are rising house prices a good thing?

Further Reading: The Traumatised Society by Fred Harrison In the Guardian on New Year’s Eve, the economics correspondent, Phillip Inman, wrote: Why, when the UK economy is in a dreadful state, with its core lending banks strapped for cash, would anyone in their right...

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Henry George, The Movie

Further Reading: Progress and Poverty by Henry George BackHome Pictures of Los Angeles are planning  a feature film on the life of Henry George the author of Progress and Poverty.  For more information click...

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The Fair Tax review

The new internet magazine Justice carries a review of The Fair Tax stating ‘This slim volume argues for a tax which could do more to bring about social and economic justice than any other step a government could take.’ Unfortunately Finance Minister, Michael Noonan,...

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