This three-part study is a survey of basic principles that will give the student a thorough grounding in fundamental economic concepts. Each part is complete in itself, and may be pursued separately — but the fullest benefits will be obtained from the entire series.
The basic textbooks for each course are works of the great American economist Henry George. Though his books first appeared in the late 19th century, they are highly applicable to today's conditions, because the principles with which they deal are universal. The basic problem which George set out to solve in his book Progress and Poverty is still today's basic problem: Why, in spite of progress, does poverty persist?
Our approach to economic study is fundamental and non-technical. Basic terms are defined, basic economic laws are sought and basic principles are applied. Study supplements are offered throughout — elaborating certain points, applying the principles to current conditions and answering frequently asked questions.
Progress and Poverty
Protection or Free Trade
The Science of Political Economy
A certificate is given at the end of each course. The Henry George Institute does not grant academic credit. However, Principles of Political Economy is recommended for College Credit by the: