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Mason Gaffney’s Writings

Mason Gaffney’s articles and essays are accessible on  On the ATCOR thesis, see, for example, the following:

Mason Gaffney (1999), “Gains from Untaxing Work, Trade and Capital by Uptaxing Land”, Global Institute for Taxation (GIFT) conference, St. Johns University, New York, October 1.

  • (2005), “A Better Way of Gauging Excess Burden of Taxation”, Working paper published in Moss (ed.), 2006.
  • (2006), “A simple general test for tax bias”, in Laurence S. Moss (ed.), Natural Resources, Taxation and Regulation, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.
  • (2008), Keeping Land in Capital Theory: Ricardo, Faustmann, Wicksell and George, Am J of Economics and Sociology, Vol. 67(1).

Mason Gaffney’s latest book, The Mason Gaffney Reader: Essays on Solving the “Unsolvable” (2013), is available from Amazon. For his discussion on the ATCOR process, view this video:


Banks, Ronald (1989), Costing the Earth, London: Shepheard-Walwyn.

Fitzgerald, Karl (2013), Total Resource Rents of Australia, Melbourne: Prosper Australia.

Gaffney, Mason (1994), in Mason Gaffney and Fred Harrison, The Corruption of Economics, London: Shepheard-Walwyn.

Gwartney, Ted (n.d.)

Harrison, Fred (2005), Boom Bust: House Prices, Banking and the Depression of 2010, London: Shepheard-Walwyn.

Humboldt, Wilhelm von (1993), The Limits of State Action, Indianapolis: Liberty Fund.

Kohler, Heinz (1992), Economics, Lexington, MA: D.C. Heath.

Krugman, Paul, and Robin Wells (2006), Economics, New York: Worth Publishers.

Lipsey, Richard G. (1963), Positive Economics, 5th edn. (1979), London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

Putland, Gavin R. (2013)

Samuelson, Paul (1955), Economics, 7th edn. (1967), NY: McGraw-Hill.

  • and William D. Nordhaus (1985), Economics, 12th edn, NY: McGraw-Hill

Seldon, Arthur, and F.G. Pennance (1976), Everyman’s Dictionary of Economics, London: J.M. Dent.

Tideman, Nicolaus (2013),

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