The Henry George School of Social Science, Chicago, Illinois
PO Box A3603, Chicago IL 60690 | 312 362-9302 | info@hgchicago.org
image credit: Eli Christman (cc)

image credit: Eli Christman (cc)

What you will learn

  • You will learn a method of reasoning that is useful in understanding all sorts of community problems.
  • You will know the mechanism by which poverty tends to worsen as the economy progresses, and why programs aimed at alleviating poverty can have, at best, only limited success.
  • You will see the inherent contradictions which cause “economic development” programs to fail.
  • You will understand the fundamental cause of the ongoing financial crises.
  • You will know why similar crises occur repeatedly, every decade or two.
  • You will recognize that honest and efficient govern­ment, improved public education, and many other desirable reforms cannot by themselves bring pros­perity nor end poverty.
  • You will have a better understanding of the economic system under which we live.
  • You will know how Liberty and Justice are essential elements of any system which works for everybody.
  • You will understand and have evaluated for yourself a method of public finance which might end poverty and prevent financial collapses.

What you won’t learn

  • You won’t learn any sure-fire method for getting rich. However, you will gain knowledge which may help you prosper personally.
  • You won’t learn a magic formula for peace and prosperity. But you will have a better under­standing of concepts which are essential for making peace and prosperity possible.
"The history of mankind everywhere shows the power that special interests, capable of organization and action, may exert in securing the acceptance of the most monstrous doctrines."
- Henry George