Sorry…and a bit about JJ and HG

Hey, I know, I should be writing more, but school has taken over so much time that I feel unable to do much for the blog.

I did run across something weird in Jane Jacobs’ work – her only reference to Henry George. Here are my thoughts:

Jacobs was aware of George’s work – in The Economy of Cities (1969), she directly referrers to him (she rarely referenced anyone) when discussing capital for city economic development. Here is the reference:“Henry George, reasoning from the premise that land is basic capital and basic wealth, asserted that all profits made in cities derive from the value of city land.” She continues, (more…)

Published in: on February 5, 2007 at 1:32 am  Comments (2)  

H.G. + J.J. (One Love)

This post is a follow up to the post about Henry George vs. Jane Jacobs (and to Wyn’s excellent comment). I want to make sure that we all understand that a LOT of Jacobs’ work and ideas meshes very well with George’s.

In Jacobs’ “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” she argues (convincingly) that diversity is the key to (more…)

Published in: on September 23, 2006 at 4:30 pm  Leave a Comment  

Henry George Vs. Jane Jacobs

 Henry George - Lookin' Good!VS. Jane Jacobs - Cool Annexonian

I want to post something I’ve been thinking about since reading Progress and Poverty. Wyn from Wealth and Want has been in touch with me, and has graciously offered to put this blog on a listserve for Georgists. So I thought I should add a bit more on Henry George. (more…)

Published in: on September 7, 2006 at 4:43 pm  Comments (5)  

By George!

I’m not sure where I first heard of Henry George. Probably browsing some urban related website. He’s usually introduced as the best-selling economist of all time (not counting Marx – forcing someone to get a book does not count). His most famous work is “Progress and Poverty”  of 1879, where he examines why despite enormous economic progress in the west, the number of destitute and poor increased as time went on. (more…)

Published in: on September 4, 2006 at 11:11 pm  Comments (2)