Henry George and How Growth in Real Estate Contributes to Inequality and Financial Instability

  • Edward Nell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-10
    2. Edward Nell
      Pages 11-25
    3. Edward Nell
      Pages 27-33
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-53
    2. Edward Nell
      Pages 71-83
    3. Edward Nell
      Pages 85-96
  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-98
    2. Edward Nell
      Pages 121-134
    3. Edward Nell
      Pages 135-138
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 139-148

About this book


This Palgrave Pivot contextualizes Henry George as an important and uniquely American figure in the fields of economics and political economy, with special emphasis on the frontier and innovation. This book discusses George’s concept of rent as the result of economic progress, explains George’s argument that the rise in rents caused by economic progress in turn generates inequality and poverty, and examines the relevance of these ideas in today’s financialized global economy. This book adds to the very necessary discussion of whether our current financial industry is a benefit or a drain on human economic well-being.


Henry George rent class rentier inequality rent real estate populism progress Marshallian Technology financialization wealth accumulation securities holdings

Authors and affiliations

  • Edward Nell
    • 1
  1. 1.New SchoolNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-18662-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-18663-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2524-8847
  • Series Online ISSN 2524-8855
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