Opportunities this fall to improve your understanding of how the economy works

All our courses this fall (see the schedule) are open to every adult who wants to gain a better understanding of the principles underlying our economy.  We sometimes call it “education for freedom,” because slaves don’t need to know this stuff. The flagship Progress and Poverty course will be available in two sections, one on […]

July at HGS: Beginning course, advanced courses, and a movie

Upon returning from our North American conference around July 12, we’ll be staying inside for classes and a movie during the rest of this month.  Progress & Poverty, which is open to everyone interested, begins afternoon classes Wednesday, July 16.  If you’ve already completed this course (with us or elsewhere), you can choose advanced courses […]

Spring 2014 at the Henry George School

Image Credit: MIchael Fleshmen via flickr (cc) Our spring schedule features beginning and advanced classes, three movies, the ever-popular Political Economy Book Club, presentations about agricultural land preservation, wealth disparities and how they grow, walking and bicycle tours. Individual events are being listed under “events” on the left tab of this page, and the course […]

Feb 10 Monday 6 PM: No Farms No Food

Since earliest civilizations, humans have recognized that food is a product of farmland (and, yes, pastureland, fisheries, etc) and have managed to cultivate enough land to feed themselves. Yet today we routinely convert farmland to urban use. American Farmland Trust (AFT) seek to ensure continued agricultural use of some land by buying development rights from […]

Jan 24 Friday 6PM TGIF unwind with Bob Jene

Here’s a chance to explore where the economy is going with experienced Georgist investor and analyst Bob Jene.  He’ll explain HELOC’s, ZIRP, QE and other exotic financial instruments and strategies, evaluate their effects on the economy and in particular on inflation.  Discuss some forecasts,  too. By the end of 2014 you may thank Bob for […]

Wed Jan 22 6 PM PEBC discusses Social Statics

The Political Economy Book Club discusses Parts 1 & 2 of “Social Statics” by Herbert Spencer (1851 edition). Economist Murray Rothbard called Social Statics “the greatest single work of libertarian political philosophy ever written.” Spencer argued that the state was not an “essential” institution and that it would “decay” as voluntary market organization would replace […]

Winter Term Classes and Events

Why, really, is the economy sluggish, job opportunities few, labor force stagnant, yet the stock market makes new highs?  What is it the 1% (or maybe 2%, or ¼%) have that impoverishes the rest of us? It may not be obvious, and certainly isn’t anything that professional politicians like to talk about, and even knowledgeable […]