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Review for Center for the Study of Economics, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

As a long-time advocate of land value taxation, I rely on this organization to develop and analyze the data to show whether or no this approach will work in New York State localities. CSE has done analysis of several cities in this state and others.

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Center for the Study of Economics, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

What is attractive about the Georgist economic paradigm is that it comports not only with all the textbook principles of sound economic theory, but it reflects as well a system of justice that is easily understood. The idea that we own what we make with our hands or minds and that which is given to us by nature is the birthright of all, and should be shared by all, restores to society a simple and clear system of justice. The Center for the Study of Economics is effective because it has the skill to use computers and available data to show how these ideas can be effectuated. Until the advent of computer power, such ideas needed to rely on rhetorical argument alone. And they were largely dormant for a century. This is now changing. And fast! I am proud to be a part of this movement.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have served not only as a board member, but have led conferences, spoken on countless occasions, researched and written widely, and have been closely involved in the advocacy of the Georgist idea. I've seen enormous growth in its interest and acceptance in the twenty years that I've been involved.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would find more means to solicit financial support for its work. Most people, if they understood its program, would support it whole-heartedly.

Role:  Board Member & I was a university professor until 1981, when I came to work for the New York State Assembly as a policy analyst. When I left a decade later, I knew exactly what I was going to do for my remaining productive years. It's been most gratifying. .