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The Philosophers of Cooperative Individualism and the Just Society




HENRY GEORGE (1839-1897): Newspaper editor and self-taught political economist; author of the definitive work in political economy of the 19th century, Progress and Poverty as well as The Science of Political Economy, Protection or Free Trade, The Perplexed Philosopher, Social Problems, and The Land Question.



Mortimer J. Adler -- Philosopher, teacher, author of The Common Sense of Politics and many other insightful books on socio-political philosophy. Adler defines for us and improves upon the scheme for the just society as originally put forward by John Locke.



THOMAS PAINE (1737-1809): Liberty's forgotten philosopher and the architect of Cooperative Individualism, Paine's contribution to the quest for of liberty, equality of opportunity, justice and democratic institutions are incalculable. His ideas are included in the books Common Sense, The Rights of Man and The Age of Reason and in essays such as Agrarian Justice and Dissertation on Government; the Affairs of the Bank; and Paper Money.

The School of Cooperative Individualism library includes a number of Paine's key writings. Additional materials the School has made available include A Compilation of Paine's Wisdom and a A Chronology on the Life and Work of Thomas Paine.