Wondering why, in an age of increasing productivity, prosperity is lost, jobs disappear or move overseas, and we are competing with each other to work more hours for less? Concerned that your children have fewer opportunities than you did? Wondering how to stop the last ecologically fragile areas on the planet from being looted? Conventional Neoclassical and unconventional Marxian economics do little to explain why. A political economist named Henry George offered an alternative view in his book Progress and Poverty, published in 1879. He believed that people should own what they create, but that everything found in nature, most importantly the value of land, belongs equally to all humanity. This talk gives you the critical thinking tools to go out, decide for yourselves, and take ownership of public policy at every level; local, regional and state.