New South Wales

Economic Justice in the New Gilded Age: The Henry George Solution


From: Thursday May 4, 2023, 5:30 pm

To: Thursday May 4, 2023, 7:30 pm

About this Event

A public lecture in honour of Henry George will be delivered in Sydney on Thu 4 May. It will continue the series of lectures organised by the Department of Economics at Macquarie University with assistance from the F.J. Walsh Bequest. This year’s lecture will be delivered by Professor Francis Peddle, Professor of Philosophy at Dominican University College, Ottawa, Canada. He is a noted scholar of the works of Henry George, including his role as a series co-editor of the six-volume critical edition of The Annotated Works of Henry George, published by the US publisher Rowman and Littlefield.

Light refreshments will be served.


Henry George (1839-1897) rose to fame as a social reformer and economist amid the industrial and intellectual turbulence of the late nineteenth century. His best-selling Progress and Poverty (1879) captures the ravages of privileged monopolies and the woes of industrialization in a language of eloquent indignation. Today we talk of the one per centers and the excesses of economic inequality and dislocation. Effective remedies for the housing crisis, periodic recessions, and diminished productivity, elude policy makers. Across a wide spectrum of discourse George’s ideas for reform resonate as powerfully today as they did in the former Gilded Age. A call for a more sustained and systematic look at his “sovereign remedy” can now be heard in many quarters.


This event is a free in-person at Macquarie University City Campus, Room 2414, Level 24





Disclaimer: The Economic Society of Australia promotes discussion of evidence-based work.  The views and opinions expressed here are those of author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Economic Society of Australia (NSW Branch) or its council members. 


Macquarie University City Campus

Level 24, 123 Pitt Street , Sydney NSW 2000

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