How Land Speculation and Credit Expansion Create Boom/Bust Cycles

The Council of Georgist Organizations has reformatted its annual conference as an extended on-line series. The first session, How Land Speculation and Credit Expansion Create Boom/Bust Cycles, will be this Sunday, May 17, noon CDT.  Speakers: Richard Vague Polly Cleveland Dan Sullivan Speaker bios are here. All interested are welcome to attend, using the zoom […]

March 23 2020 event cancelled: Investigate a proposal for Illinois’ fiscal recovery

Adam Schuster March 23 2020 presentation has been cancelled. Illinois Forward: A 5-year plan for balanced budgets, declining debt and tax relief Adam Schuster suggests that raising taxes won’t cure the distress of our state and local governments. He presents a fair alternative. In his new Illinois Forward report, the Illinois Policy Institute’s Adam Schuster […]

Starting in January: Progress & Poverty, Applied Economics, more

Introducing Progress & Poverty, a single session providing an overview of Henry George’s most important ideas and how they apply here and now, will be presented twice in January, on Thursdays January 9 and January 16.  The first session will be done by veteran HGS instructor George Menninger, and the second by instructor Chuck Metalitz. […]

Henry George Day is September 2; Introducing Progress and Poverty September 17

We’re told that the economy has recovered and prosperity reigns. It may be easier to find work, but getting a decent wage that pays for housing, health care, and other necessities of life is as tough as ever for many. The problem isn’t new, and the cause isn’t difficult to find. Nor is the remedy […]

Coming up: Book Club and CGO Conference

The Political Economy Book Club is back in action with a new meeting place, Bridgeport Coffeehouse’s Loop location (73 E Jackson Blvd). The June/July selection is Jack London’s The Iron Heel, which looks back on the 20th century from the 27th. This Tuesday evening group will cover the first half of this book on June 25, […]

Lindy Davies died this week

A big loss for Georgist education.  Lindy Davies, head of the Henry George Institute, died Tuesday.  Thru HGI or otherwise, Lindy was the source of much of the material used in our classes, including a helpful series of videos.  He also oversaw online and paper correspondence courses for HGI, and was Editor of the Georgist […]

Progress & Poverty Tuesday March 19 in Evanston

We’ll present Introducing Progress & Poverty at the Levy Center in Evanston, 6 PM on Tuesday, March 19.  The session is complete in itself, but it also comprises the first class of the Progress & Poverty course for those interested in a more complete exploration. Details in the links. When: 6 PM Tuesday, March 19, […]