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A Tribute to Mason Gaffney: Conflict Resolution and Ethical Economics / Part I LAST MAN STANDING 1 Beyond Socialism: Science and the Culture of Society Fred Harrison 2 Economics from the Ground Up: Public Revenue and the Structure of Production Kris Feder 3 Time Travelling Back to Space Age Economics Mary Cleveland 4 Shifting the Landscape: Mason Gaffney as Ultimate Heterodox Fred Foldvary 5 Accounting for the Common Good: Mason Gaffney's Philosophy of Reconciliation Francis K. Peddle / Part II THE CLEAN SLATE 6 The $14 trillion Lift-off from the Great Stagnation Fred Harrison 7 Assessing Public Value: Dynamics of Real Estate Markets Ted Gwartney 8 Corporate Land Bankers as Rent-seekers Dirk Lohr 9 Tax Dodging and the Coming Tax Wars Terry Dwyer 10 Enlightenment's Food for Thought Duncan Pickard / Part III PROPHETIC VOICES 11 False Hopes in Euroland Fernando Scornik Gerstein 12 Cries of the Wild Peter Smith 13 The Culture of Prosperity Roger Sandilands 14 The Needed Moral Revolution Nicolaus Tideman / Epilogue: The Authors in Conversation with Mason Gaffney: Quest for the Authentic Voice of the People, About the Authors, Index

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Mason Gaffney is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of California (Riverside). His recent books are The Mason Gaffney Reader (2013) and After the Crash: Designing a Depression-Free Economy (2009). He has written extensively on resource economics, urban economics, tax policy and capital theory.


"An inveterate optimist [who] makes an excellent case that, by applying the Henry George principle, we can reduce inequality, and raise ample public revenues to be directed at any one of a multitude of society's ills". Joseph Stiglitz // "Rent Unmasked is a tour de force, skilfully demonstrating that Georgist analysis can be presented in a form acceptable to modern economists ... the clear exposition of the merits of collecting land and natural resource rents whilst reducing or eliminating taxes on income earned by labour and capital is strongly recommended to all who wish to see economics recover its rightful place as the master social science." Brian Hodgkinson, Forthcoming in American Journal of Economics and Sociology

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