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 …

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, …

Introduce yourself to Progress & Poverty this winter

We’ll present Introducing Progress & Poverty thrice in January, followed by the full Progress & Poverty course. Introducing Progress & Poverty outlines the way the economy works, including the main causes of persistent poverty, and proposes a remedy that seems to have worked wherever it has been even partially tried.   It’s also an overview of …

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, 2018.  Bob will teach the “modern” version of the course, which uses …

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 …

Fall events at new locations, revised courses, more to come

  Our Fall program includes talks Introducing Progress & Poverty   (twice) and asserting that Illinois is not Broke. These are in locations new to us, including an upscale Chicago Loop conference space, a northside storefront, and a major Chicago Public Library branch. We hope to resume the regular Progress & Poverty course in January.  This …

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 …

Take one hour to improve your understanding of economic fundamentals

You can learn the basic concepts of political economy in about an hour.  George Menninger, one of our instructors who has used the principles we teach to build his personal fortune, will cover this on Thursday, February 11, in the scope of his “Introduction to Progress & Poverty” session.  You might not want to enroll …