Jeffery J. Smith, Lead Editor
Jeffery J. Smith gets published in both the mainstream and academic press, recruits both reformers and specialists to this non-profit, and meets with government officials around the world on tax and budget matters. His neologisms have spread; e.g., CNBC and Middlebury College using “geonomics.” A member of Mensa, he resides in the American Pacific Northwest.
Fred Foldvary, Ph.D., Senior Editor
Dr. Fred E. Foldvary received his B.A. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University. He has taught economics at the Latvian University of Agriculture, Virginia Tech, John F. Kennedy University, California State University at Hayward, the University of California at Berkeley Extension, and Santa Clara University.
Foldvary is the author of The Soul of Liberty, Public Goods and Private Communities, Dictionary of Free Market Economics. He edited and contributed to Beyond Neoclassical Economics and, with Dan Klein, The Half-Life of Policy Rationales. Foldvary’s areas of research include public finance, governance, ethical philosophy, and land economics.
His website is http://www.foldvary.net/
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Lindy Davies, The Obviologist
Lindy Davies is Program Director of the Henry George Institute at http://www.henrygeorge.org and Editor of the Georgist Journal. He is the author of The Alodia Scrapbook ( http://www.alodiascrapbook.com), the story of a struggling African nation that (in fiction, alas) used Geoism to set itself on the path to prosperity. Recently he has managed a successful campaign to get the HGI’s distance-learning program approved by the National College Credit Recommendation Service. He lives in Maine with his wife and two children.
Scott Baker, ret. New York University
Published his video game, “Things in the Dark,” in Compute! Magazine
Author of Neitherworld; for this novel, Kirkus Discoveries called him an adept syncretist
Senior Editor and Writer at Op Ed News, a top 100 blog
President of Common Ground-NYC
Author of articles for Common Ground’s national publication, GroundSwell
New York State Coordinator of Ellen Brown’s Public Banking Institute
An avid bicyclist, he’s active in Transportation Alternatives, East Coast Greenway, and others
Graduated with honors and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University and was a member of the Psychology honor society PSI CHI.
Ed Dodson, Temple University
Ed Dodson is retired from a long career in the financial services industry. During the 1970s he managed the residential mortgage loan program for a Philadelphia-based bank. He joined Fannie Mae in 1985 where he worked in various management and market analyst positions, retiring in 2005. From 1980 on he has taught political economy and lectured on various other subjects at the Henry George School of Social Science in Philadelphia, serving on the school’s board of trustees for from 1985 to 1997. He is a graduate of Shippensburg (1973) and Temple (1990) Universities. Since 1997 he has been director of the online education and research project, the School of Cooperative Individualism. He is author of a three-volume work, The Discovery of First Principles, and numerous articles. For the last four years he has also been teaching and lecturing in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Temple University.
Edward runs www.CooperativeIndividualism.org
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Jerry, Web Designer
Jerry has worked as a recording engineer, an environmental educator and an organic farmer, and is now playing another familiar role as a volunteer web designer for The Progress Report. He is currently studying economics in Seattle, WA, and hopes to pioneer geo-Austrian cooperative development through member-owned financial institutions.