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 …

Finally! College credit for Henry George School courses!

Many of our students remark that, even though they may have college degrees in economics or other social sciences, they learned important things with us that should have been, but never were discussed in their regular college classes.  Occasionally we’ve even had a student manage, with the help of a thoughtful college instructor, to get …

Oct 5 Friday 6:00: Poverty, Liberation, & Land Reform course begins

Designed by Lindy Davies of the Henry George Institute and formerly taught by our late instructor John Kuchta, this course introduces the history, theory, and practice of liberation theology and its relationship to land reform.  Some additional information is here. The course meets every Friday (except November 23) thru December 7, in our classroom at …

Thur Oct 4: Progress & Poverty classes start, choose afternoon or evening

This term we’ll have two Thursday sections of Progress & Poverty, one taught by Bob Jene at 2:30 PM and one at 6:00 with George Menninger. Both of these are the modern version of the course, reading the modernized edition of the Progress & Poverty text (altho anyone who prefers the original unabridged text can …

Oct 2 Tuesday: Economic Science course begins

One of America’s most famous men by the 1890s, Henry George had hoped to get his teachings adopted as part of the standard courses in colleges of the era.  But his ideas were too threatening to the established order, so he undertook to write his own textbook, a comprehensive presentation of the fundamentals of political …

Wed Sept 12:Progress & Poverty course starts

No, it’s not math and equations.  We teach using observation, thought, and understanding of experiences you’ve probably already had. In his classic book Progress & Poverty, Henry George sought to understand why the economy’s increasing productivity has failed to significantly alleviate poverty.  He was writing in 1877-79, when productivity came from steam, electricity, railroads and …

April 19: Corruption of Economics/History of Capital starts tonight!

This course investigates the systematic efforts of the economics profession to marginalize the ideas of Henry George — even at the cost of changing fundamental concepts of classical economics.  Taught by Bob Jene, and based on important work by Mason Gaffney. This advanced course requires prior completion of Progress & Poverty. Starts tonight, April 19, …

April 16 Monday: What has religion to do with political economy?

We call this course Economics as if God Cared. The United States has no formal established church, yet matters of religion keep popping in political campaigns. What has the Judeo-Christian-Muslim religious tradition to do with questions of political economy? One perspective is to ask how “God” advises us to organize our economic life. According to …

Think deeper*: Spring term classes starting this week

Three sections of Progress & Poverty start this week. For the first time in decades, we’re offering the course in Brookfield, at the British Home ( 8700 W. 31st Street).  Wednesday afternoon classes start at 2:00, comprising six sessions, April 11 thru May 16. This is the modern version of the course, using the “abridged …