Funding opportunity from the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation

Robert Schalkenbach Foundation is accepting applications for “original research that carries the ideas of 19th century economist and social reformer Henry George into the 21st century and beyond.”  Their current areas of interest include: The relationship between infrastructure spending and economic rents, including estimates and suitability of future economic rents as a source of funding …

Let us know if you’re coming for Henry George Day in Evanston Monday, September 6

We missed last year due to ‘demic and other disruptions, but this year we’ll gather again to celebrate the birthday of Henry George.  He was actually born September 2, 1839, but we gather on “Labor Day” as that’s more convenient for most working people.  Due to local solar conditions, we’ll start around 3 PM, continuing …

Political Economy Book Club reads Love & Hate in Jamestown

Returning to live meetings after the ‘demic interruption, HGS’ Political Economy Book Club  is reading Love & Hate in Jamestown: John Smith, Pocahontas and the Start of a New Nation.   Numerous copies of this 2005 book are available at Chicago Public Library and many suburban libraries, as well as inexpensively from various sources. Meeting will …

Suburban Living for Most of Us: Evolution of Residential Development in Chicago’s Western Suburbs

David A. Wilson Video from Zoom Webinar David Wilson, author of the forthcoming book Towns Along the Q, will discuss the consequences of certain disastrous and discriminatory housing policies that he has become familiar with in the course of researching the topic, development of Chicago’s western suburbs along the Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railway. Use …

Has Illinois been able to reverse its worst-in-the-nation budget trends?

Video from Zoom Webinar Illinois has some of the nation’s top pension debt and decades of irresponsible budget-making. Another session of the General Assembly has come to a close. Were legislators able or willing to make progress in finally addressing these decades-old long-standing issues, or were they once again swept under the rug and put …

How Land Speculation and Credit Expansion Create Boom/Bust Cycles

The Council of Georgist Organizations has reformatted its annual conference as an extended on-line series. The first session, How Land Speculation and Credit Expansion Create Boom/Bust Cycles, will be this Sunday, May 17, noon CDT.  Speakers: Richard Vague Polly Cleveland Dan Sullivan Speaker bios are here. All interested are welcome to attend, using the zoom …

March 23 2020 event cancelled: Investigate a proposal for Illinois’ fiscal recovery

Adam Schuster March 23 2020 presentation has been cancelled. Illinois Forward: A 5-year plan for balanced budgets, declining debt and tax relief Adam Schuster suggests that raising taxes won’t cure the distress of our state and local governments. He presents a fair alternative. In his new Illinois Forward report, the Illinois Policy Institute’s Adam Schuster …

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. …