Henry George and Nineteenth-Century Economics

The Village Economy Meets the Railroad


  • Michael Perelman

    1. Professor Michael Perelman is a professor of economics at California State University (Chico, CA 95928). His interests include playing basketball ineptly and recently he has published The End of Economics (Routledge) and The Pathology of the U.S. Economy (St. Martin's)
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Abstract. Despite Henry George's great gifts as an economist and a social critic, he failed to take into account the momentous changes that were underway. As a result, his quaint faith in a combination of land reform and competition was unwarranted.