The Earth for All

Henry George, Utopian Communities and Market Socialism

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About the Book

Throughout history, groups of people disillusioned with society have tried to create utopian communities organized on new principles. Typically, they hold some or all of their property in common. Often, they are motivated by religious convictions, or by some type of socialist ideology. While many of these communities collapsed, some in a matter of months, a few of them continued for decades and even generations.
This book analyzes what makes a utopian group successful and what can be learned from their example. Among the most successful of these utopian experiments were those inspired by the teachings of American economist Henry George. George’s vision of expanded individual freedom coupled with economic justice gives us a map towards a better world.

About the Author(s)

Jeremy E. C. Genovese is an emeritus associate professor of human development and educational psychology at Cleveland State University. He has lived in several intentional communities and been an active participant in the labor movement. He is a member of the Communal Studies Association, a group of scholars focused on communal societies and serves as the Great Lakes coordinator for Esperanto-USA.

Bibliographic Details

Jeremy E. C. Genovese

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages:
Bibliographic Info: ca. 15 photos, appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2024
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9358-3
Imprint: McFarland