Fred Harrison is Executive Director of the Land Research Trust in London. During 1990s he was advisor to a number of Russian academic and political bodies, including the Russian parliament, in their efforts to implement a more equitable transition to a market economy. He has now turned his attention to the failure of economic analysis and public policies in the market economies. His latest books include Boom Bust and Wheels of Fortune. In addition to these on-line articles, some works by Fred Harrison are available for purchase from our Bookstore.
The Land Monopoly Game FRIEDRICH HAYEK (1899-1992) was a Nobel prize-winner who represented the Austrian school of free market economics. He achieved world fame as the author of The Road to Serfdom (1944), a critique of the command economy, which he followed with the monumental The Constitution of Liberty (1960). At the Press conference to launch his Law, Legislation and Liberty (1979) Harrison had the opportunity to question Hayek about the concept of land monopoly and the implications for freedom. PDF
There’s Only One Way to Kill Poverty
Face it: The world is no closer to consigning poverty to history. Why is there still poverty—from whole countries of the poor south, to the back streets, slums and trailer parks of the rich West? The good intentions, the money, the rhetoric, the pity and the media histrionics are but pinpricks to a world-rampaging monster. They say there is no silver bullet.
Fred Harrison asks, Doesn’t every citizen of the world have an equal right to the good life? With so much wealth in the world, why are so many of us so poor, when we could rid ourselves of this monster? And the fact is, there is only one way to kill poverty… PDF
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