Work and Wealth

Twelve years into the 21st century,

 American politics is more polarized than ever. Yet both sides agree on one thing: WE MUST CREATE MORE JOBS! Is our political system up to the task? Our task is to dig deeper than buzzwords, to discover the roots of unemployment. Why do land, factories and buildings sit idle, while workers are unemployed and families are losing their homes? Why cannot willing and able workers find a way to earn a decent living? We’re not coming from the “Right” ­or the “Left”. Instead, we’re coming from the “Radical Center”, using key insights that modern “econ” ignores ­but have never been more desperately needed. We offer a way to liberate workers and producers from taxation, create employment opportunities for everyone, and provide adequate revenue for a vibrant public sector that meets the needs of 21st century citizens.

Undeniably, the question of “JOBS” bears on the whole gamut of economic policy choices. The Robert Schalkenbach Foundation has established this website as a clearinghouse for news, discussion and analysis of these most vital economic issues.

We welcome reader comments and suggestions. Please return often, and keep yourself up-to-date. While the media fixates on the political horse-race and the “Breaking News!”, we’ll offer offer thoughtful examination of real economic solutions.

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One Response to Work and Wealth

  1. Much as I respect what is being done through the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation, and particularly on this website, it seems to me that the project to spend more money on reprinting the works of Henry George is far from the most effective way of contributing to knowledge about macroeconomics and its land aspects. It is true that George’s books have use today to students of classical historical writings on this subject, but they are of relatively little importance or interest to students of modern economics.
    As presently taught, both theoretical and practical macroeconomics are in need of overhaul and upadating respectively, and this is without regard to what George wrote. In my opinion a kind of an investment which ceases to hark back to what is already available (and can quite easly be obtained, albeit with some small amout of searching), would do more good.
    Such an investment proposal on my part has already been denied, due to the Schalkenbach managment’s policy of not re-expressing the more basic subject of theoretical macroeconomics in a palpable, logical and more scientific form than the mush which students are provided with today!

    Of course we do have other outlets for some of these ideas, but what is sadly missing is a true Georgist aspect approach to theoretical macroeconomics.
    My 200 page book “Consequential Macroeconomics–Rationalizing About how our Social System Works” has yet to find a publisher, and I see the advantages in this coming from a Georgist source, even though the emphasis on George’s theories is kept in its place and not over-emphasized as is commonly the case within our circles! Instead, within my typescript there is written a lot of other considerations which also deserve treatment fitting to the current needs for knowledge by students, teachers and researchers.

    Please note that the basic model used in my thesis may be seen in wikimedia, commons, macroeconomics as: DiagFuncMacroSysd.pdf which needs enlargement to properly see all 19 mutual flows of money, goods, services, documents etc. Also please note that unlike almost every model in the literature, the 3 factors of production and their returns are correctly shown and used in the analysis and the the capitalist and landlord functions are clearly separated (unlike all other texts!).

    May I again suggest to the policy-makers within the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation that they give more serious consideration to these modern needs.

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