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Was Monopoly Invented as a Tool to Show How Awful Land Ownership Was?

Brian Cronin | Posted 11.18.2015 | Entertainment
Brian Cronin

Famous board games often have surprising origins. In past Board Games Legends Revealed, I've detailed how Abraham Lincoln shaving his beard inadvertently led to Milton Bradley's first board game and how missing Scrabble game pieces led to the creation of Trivial Pursuit.

Thomas Piketty's Model of Inequality and Growth in Historical Context (Pt. I)

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business
Mary Manning Cleveland

In Thomas Piketty's doomsday model, slowing of growth in the 21st century will cause an inexorable increase in inequality. Piketty is not the first to...

How a Progressive Tax System Made Detroit a Powerhouse (and Could Again)

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 10.12.2013 | Detroit
Mary Manning Cleveland

After 1950, Detroit began to shrink, the first break in its sensational upward trajectory. What happened? Some blamed the end of the war, but America was pouring billions into the Interstate Highway System. The world wanted American cars and trucks. The causes of decline must have been internal.

The Right Way to Eliminate State Income Taxes

Eli Lehrer | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

Income taxes are also expensive to collect and easy to evade. They're far from ideal by any standard. But states that want to cut or eliminate personal income taxes (a good thing) need to think carefully about how they do it.

The Problem of Plutocrats: What a 19th-Century Economist Can Teach Us About Today's Capitalism

Chrystia Freeland | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics
Chrystia Freeland

America today urgently needs a 21st-century Henry George -- a thinker who embraces the wealth-creating power of capitalism, but squarely faces the inequity of its current manifestation.

America Is Not Broke!

Scott Baker | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Scott Baker

Americans of all political beliefs have been told repeatedly that America is broke, that something must be cut and/or taxes raised or we will drown in...

Geoism Explained on Public Access TV by... Me (VIDEO)

Scott Baker | Posted 08.14.2012 | Business
Scott Baker

I was happy to be interviewed by Public Access TV host Lou Puliafito. We talked about Geoism/Georgism, greenbacking, and state banking. It was a lot to get in in under half an hour, but these are all important topics for our perilous economic times. I hope you will have a view.

Why Inequality's Even Worse Than It Seems

Bloomberg View | Michael Kinsley | Posted 06.14.2012 | Business

Bloomberg View The current debate about rich and poor -- the 1 percent versus the 99 percent -- is a bit misleading because the evidence usually is...

Talking to Regular People Regarding Economic Reform

Scott Baker | Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics
Scott Baker

People who have taken some alternative economics classes, read some alternative economics books (e.g. Henry George, Ellen Brown, Stephen Zarlenga, etc...

Will India Lead the Way in Urban Land Tax Reform? A Mission Director from the Indian Ministry of Housing Provides Some Answers

Scott Baker | Posted 08.21.2011 | World
Scott Baker

"Good taxes like land value taxation need to be tapped first. It is a pity that governments/local bodies in most developing countries are yet to exploit land as a resource."

Green Party solutions from up north

Scott Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Scott Baker

They do things differently in Canada, where third parties have more influence than in the United States. Herein are a series of interesting remarks by two of the leading figures in the Green Party of Ontario.

Radical Solutions From the Radical Somewhere

Scott Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Baker

The economy does not have to be the way it is. We do not have to live in scarcity while the elite 1% accrue all the wealth, leading to modern feudalism. Debt-based economies simply cannot endure.