No fake economics here: Progress and Poverty in Evanston

This fall, HGS instructor Bob Jene will teach our Progress & Poverty course at the Levy Center in Evanston.  This is a just a couple blocks north of Howard Street. This class meets Friday afternoons, 1 to 2:30, September 7 thru October 12.  Bob will teach the “modern” version of the course, which uses a […]

RIP Dorothy Venturella (1927-2018)

Dorothy Venturella, widow of longtime HGS head Sam Venturella, passed away Monday (April 30). Dorothy was active in and for a time President of the Henry George Women’s Club (which later admitted men and appropriately retitled itself), while raising four children with Sam. An obituary is here. Donations to the School in memory of Dorothy […]

Free hardcopy of Progress & Poverty

Henry George’s masterwork Progress & Poverty has long been available free on-line, as text or audiobook, also in most public libraries.  The “Resources” tab above will take you to various editions. Also, everyone who registers for our Progress & Poverty course is given a copy. Now, for what we suppose is a limited time, a […]

Still not broke, still introducing Progress & Poverty

We’ve done a number of presentations under the names Introducing Progress & Poverty and Illinois is not Broke during the past year or so.  Each one is updated to reflect current conditions as well as the expected interests of the likely audience. Our March schedule includes three of each, a total of six presentations, at […]

Assessor fails, then Progress & Poverty begins

Still a few seats available for “How the Cook County Assessor Fails Taxpayers,” with ProPublica Illinois (and former Chicago Tribune) investigative reporter Jason Grotto. It happens this Tuesday (January 9) at 6:15pm, is free but you must preregister.  Details. Also, two sections of our Progress & Poverty course start next week (January 16 in Evanston […]

Progress & Poverty events and courses in January

We’ve scheduled two sections of our flagship Progress & Poverty course in January, one in the Chicago Loop and one in Evanston. These instructor-led ten-session courses are based on Henry George’s classic book, but are being revised somewhat to use concise video presentations created by Lindy Davies of the Henry George Institute.  While students are […]

Orwellian economics, Henry George Day, New P&P, and Illinois still is not broke

All graduates of any HGS course are cordially invited to our Henry George Day celebration in Evanston on September 4.  More information and RSVP here. Distinguished philosopher and community organizer Dan Sullivan will help us see how economic terminology has been hijacked and distorted on Wednesday, September 13 at Overflow.  More info and RSVP for […]

Segregation in Chicago: What does it cost us and what can be done to change it?

“Segregation is not only an issue in low-income communities or communities of color. Everyone pays a price, measured in lost income, lives and education.” Alden Loury, Director of Research and Education for the Metropolitan Planning Council, will present some findings from the Costs of Segregation study which he’s been conducting along with the Urban Institute. […]