The biggest threat to the US economy is an electromagnetic pulse.
By Fred E. Foldvary, Ph.D. | May 24, 2015
Government treats land and land rent 180 degrees opposite of what’s fair. Trillions of dollars in the US annually get misdirected.
Commentary: Jeffery J. Smith | Apr 28, 2015
The Austrian School of economic thought is often misunderstood.
By Fred E. Foldvary, Ph.D. | Apr 12, 2015
Progress.org has a long history standing for social and economic justice. Today, Progress.org is entering a new stage in its storied history.
Commentary: Martin Adams | Apr 22, 2015
CALLUM NEWMAN is an editor at The Daily Reckoning, Australia’s biggest daily financial email. He’s also the associate editor of investment advisory Cycles, Trends and Forecasts and hosts The Daily Reckoning Podcast. Originally graduating with a degree in Communications, Callum decided financial markets were far more fascinating than anything Marshall McLuhan (the ‘medium is the message’) ever came up with. Today Callum spends his day reading and researching why property markets, commodities and stocks move like they do. So far he’s discovered it’s often in a way you least expect.follow
FRED E. FOLDVARY, Ph.D., is an economist and has been writing weekly editorials for Progress.org since 1997. Foldvary's commentaries are well respected for their currency, sound logic, wit, and consistent devotion to human freedom. He 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 Virginia Tech, John F. Kennedy University, Santa Clara University, and currently teaches at San Jose State University.
Foldvary is the author of The Soul of Liberty, Public Goods and Private Communities, and 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.
Foldvary is notably known for going on record in the American Journal of Economics and Sociology in 1997 to predict the exact timing of the 2008 economic depression—eleven years before the event occurred. He was able to do so due to his extensive knowledge of the real-estate cycle.follow
JEFFERY J. SMITH published The Geonomist, which won a California GreenLight Award, has appeared in both the popular press (e.g., TruthOut) and academic journals (e.g., USC's “Planning and Markets”), been interviewed on radio and TV, lobbied officials, testified before the Russian Duma, conducted research (e.g., for Portland's mass transit agency), and recruited activists and academics to Progress.org. A member of the International Society for Ecological Economics and of Mensa, he lives amidst the beauty of Northern California. Jeffery is currently Chief Editor at Progress.org.follow
LAWRENCE BOSEK enjoys educating on technology and healthy green living. After 12+ years of consulting, educating, and repairing computers in the technology industry he has expanded his focus to assist in the healing evolution of the noosphere through education and meditative energy work. He also enjoys the natural beauty of the Earth and sky, social justice, and writing essays as well as poetry. Aside from college classroom instruction, he gives learnshops on healthy green living including topics involving the evolution of consciousness while promoting his poetic picture book entitled Garden Of Love. Currently, Lawrence is busy advocating for a Universal Basic Income, revising a healthy green living manuscript, and continuing to be a part of the evolutionary upliftment of Mother Earth.follow
LINDY DAVIES is Program Director of the Henry George Institute and Editor of the Georgist Journal. He is the author of The Alodia Scrapbook, the fictitious story of how a struggling African nation used Geoism to set itself on the path to prosperity. Recently, he has managed a successful campaign to get the Henry George Institute's distance-learning program approved by the National College Credit Recommendation Service. He lives in Maine with his wife and two children.follow
MARTIN ADAMS is a social innovator, systems thinker, and community organizer. As a child, it pained him to see most people struggling while a few were living in opulence. This inspired in him a lifelong quest to create a fair and sustainable world in collaboration with others. As a young adult, groomed for a career in finance, he walked right past Wall Street and chose instead to dedicate his life to community development. Through his non-profit work, he saw firsthand the extent to which our economic system causes human and ecological strife. Consequently, Adams has devoted himself to the implementation of a new economic paradigm that allows humanity to thrive in harmony with nature. His book Land: A New Paradigm for a Thriving World is the fruit of his years of research into this economic model and stands as an appeal to changemakers worldwide. Martin is currently Executive Director of Progress.org.follow
PHILLIP J. ANDERSON is an Australian economist, businessman and internationally acclaimed commentator. He is widely regarded as the foremost expert on business, real estate and commodity cycles. Anderson graduated from RMIT University in 1985 with a degree in accounting. He is now the managing director of Economic Indicator Services (EIS), the company he founded in 1991. EIS is an economic forecasting service operating out of London and Melbourne.Phil also now writes for Agora Inc., founded in 1979 and headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, and one of the largest and most successful consumer newsletter publishers in the world.
SCOTT BAKER is a Senior Editor and Writer at Opednews, a top 100 blog, as well as a blogger for Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and Global Economic Intersection. He is President of Common Ground-NYC, a Georgist group focusing on achieving social justice and economic growth by untaxing productive activities, and instead taxing the abuse and use of the natural resources of the commons, including locational values. He has written dozens of articles for Common Ground's national publication, GroundSwell, and has promoted the Georgist Single Tax to public officials, which would dramatically reduce use of finite resources—which, rightfully, belong to all of us—and increase productivity in Earth, saving ways, while virtually eliminating unproductive speculation (by taxing away the fuel for it), decrease poverty, and promote Social Injustice. He is a member and the New York State Coordinator of Ellen Brown's Public Banking Institute.
He is an avid bicyclist and is active in several green and progressive organizations such as Transportation Alternatives and East Coast Greenway. Scott is also the author of Neitherworld—a two-volume novel blending Native American myth, archaeological detail, government conspiracy, with a sci-fi flair.follow
TERENCE DUFFY is a researcher and writer for Cycles, Trends and Forecasts, a subscription service under the umbrella of the Agora Group, international publishers of lifestyle and finance consumer newsletters, based in the U.S.A.
Researching economic trends and cycles, his specialty is housing and land affordability. He also has an interest in urban renewal, after noticing in his own area how vacant lots seemed to be a focal point for dumped materials and unwanted behavior.follow
TUURE PARKKINEN is an author, institutional entrepreneur, and economic engineer-philosopher. He has developed the Root Bug hypothesis that identifies the main flaws in our current economic system and provides fresh solutions for a fair, sustainable, and growth-independent economic system that facilitates all desired growth. Follow the Root Bug on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to the YouTube channel and the newsletter (in the right-hand column).follow
What if we lived in a world where everyone had enough? Land: A New Paradigm for a Thriving World introduces a radically new economic model that promises a sustainable and abundant world for all.
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