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The Poverty Problem -- Asking The Right Question

When Henry George stumbled on the insight that changed his life and enabled him to write books that galvanized millions of readers, it was because he formulated an economic question in a unique way: Why does poverty persist and deepen as civilizations get better and better able to produce wealth?

In this one-hour session, RSF Board Director Steve Sklar considers and will invite discussion about:

• how that question differs from those posed by other economists;
• how the question led George to his central insight concerning the pernicious effects of private land monopoly; and
• how a concatenation of circumstances both historical and personal enabled him to formulate the question as he did

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