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February 28, 2014

From the Henry George School: Debating Economics

By Scott Baker

President of the Henry George School and former Fortune 500 company President, Andy Mazzone, and I, debated Political Economist Dr. Yanis Varoufakis, on November 9, 2013, in a TV-style multi-screen debate format from the Henry George School.

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President of the Henry George School and former Fortune 500 company President, Andy Mazzone, and I, debated Political Economist Dr. Yanis Varoufakis, on November 9, 2013, in a TV-style multi-screen debate format from the Henry George School. Dr. Varoufakis came to us from a live feed at the University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches, currently.
The issues were trade (free or not), the changing balance of power and historical agreements, and Henry George and Georgism. One thing we all agreed upon: the world has changed drastically in the post-WWII period, and the old arrangements and agreements no longer work, or even apply. The rise of China especially tilts the major economic power back to where it has historically been throughout most of human history. Reasons are given, and prescriptions for a better, more just, world are given. Here, for the first time is the total collection of all 6 parts of the debate:

Look to the Henry George School website for future episodes:
http://www.henrygeorgeschool.org/



Authors Website: http://newthinking.blogspot.com/

Authors Bio:

Scott Baker is a Managing Editor & The Economics Editor at Opednews, and a blogger for Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and Global Economic Intersection.

His anthology of updated Opednews articles "America is Not Broke" was published by Tayen Lane Publishing (March, 2015) and may be found here:

http://www.americaisnotbroke.net/

Scott is a former President of Common Ground-NYC (http://commongroundnyc.org/), a Geoist/Georgist activist group. He has written dozens of articles for Common Ground's national publication, GroundSwell, and has advocated for the Georgist Land Value Tax to public and political audiences.

A complete list of his publications can be found here:

http://www.cooperative-individualism.org/georgists_unitedstates-ba-be.htm



He is also New York State Coordinator for the Public Banking Institute

http://www.publicbankinginstitute.org/find_a_chapter, which seeks to promote Public Banking. The PBI is chaired by another OEN blogger, Ellen Brown.
Scott has appeared on TV/Radio and in in-person Presentations to explain the principles of Georgism, Greenbacking, and State Banking. These may also be found on his personal blog: http://newthinking.blogspot.com/


Scott has a dozen progressive petitions on Change.org which may be found here:

http://chn.ge/10nUAmJ

Scott was an I.T. Manager for a major New York university for over two decades where he earned a Certificate for Frontline Leadership.


He had a video game published in Compute! Magazine: http://www.atarimagazines.com/compute/issue55/dark.php

Scott is a graduate and adjunct faculty of the Henry George School of Social Science in New York City.


Scott is a modern-day Renaissance Man with interests in economics, science and all future-forward topics.

He has been called an "adept syncretist" by Kirkus Discoveries for his novel, NeitherWorld - a two-volume opus blending Native American myth, archaeological detail, government conspiracy, with a sci-fi flair http://amzn.to/10nUoDV


Scott grew up in New York City and Pennsylvania. He graduated with honors and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University and was a member of the Psychology honor society PSI CHI.

Today he is an avid bicyclist and ride co-leader in a prominent bike advocacy organization.

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