Oct 19 Sat 10AM: Progress & Poverty (classic) course begins

This Saturday morning class is the classic version,  taking ten sessions (two each Saturday for five weeks) to provide a detailed look at the obstacles to prosperity and Henry George’s recommendations for overcoming them.  Along the way you’ll gain insight into how the economy works (and why it often doesn’t).  And you may be able …

Limited-time grant for credit-seeking students

Yes, you can get college credit for Henry George School courses. It is a new arrangement with the Henry George Institute and the National College Credit Recommendation Service, and it has some fairly specific requirements, but it can result in three credit hours, as explained here. The normal fee for this service is $250 (in …

Wed Oct 2 2:30PM Progress & Poverty course begins

Progress & Poverty is our fundamental course, in which you will learn the causes of persistent poverty and have the opportunity to evaluate a proposed remedy. The section starting Wed Oct 2 is the “modernized” version, and the course is completed in six Wednesday afternoon sessions.  Optional pre-registration form is here. There is a $25 …

Oct 1 Tues 6 PM: History of Labor in America course begins

This is not the history of labor unions, tho they are certainly included. It’s broader than that, the history of how Americans have made a living over the centuries. The main (but not the only) text is Henry George’s Social Problems, a very accessible work, which does not presuppose any particular understanding of political economy. …

Sept 12 6PM: Thief describes his methods and explains how to protect your community

Successful land speculation is really a matter of capturing for yourself the gains that belong to the community.  George Menninger is one of many who have done it.  Far beyond any need to earn a living, George now spends some of his time explaining how the bad public policy he exploited not only made him …

July 9 Tues 6PM: The Other Law of Moses course begins

This is a four-session course, based on the book by John Kelly. Kelly approaches the problem as a believing Christian (but the idea is equally of interest to those of other or no religion): Does “God” (such as s/he may or may not be) care about economics? Kelly finds that his Bible contains a prescription …

Summer at the Henry George School

We have finally got our summer class schedule posted.  We’ll have three sections of the flagship Progress & Poverty course, as well as a course linking economic justice to the Christian bible.  Summer will also include other events, mostly free, which will be posted in the coming days. Of particular interest, for anyone paying her/his …

Apr 22 Mon 6 PM: How I made $1,000,000 in Chicago real estate: I $tole it from you

What George Menninger did was completely legal. He stole over a million dollars.  Many people do it, perhaps including some of your neighbors; if George hadn’t then someone else would have. You and fellow Chicagoans have already paid George so he is far beyond the need to earn a living. Now he volunteers some of …

Spring schedule is posted

Our spring term schedule, posted here, features two sections of Progress & Poverty, plus advanced courses.  As previously posted, it’s now possible to get college credit for Henry George School classes. We’ll also have films, discussions, talks and tours– the whole schedule will be posted over the coming days, or you can phone 312 450 …

Welcome to 2013: Winter course schedule includes a morning class

This winter we offer five classes, including three sections of Progress & Poverty, and two advanced courses: Human Rights and After the Crash.  The full schedule with link to preregistration is here. If this is your first time at the Henry George School, you should begin with Progress & Poverty. You’ll gain a new perspective …