Summer Term Schedule

!!Please note location and access details at the bottom of this post!! Introducing Progress and Poverty Repeats three times this term Thursday, May 30, 5:30 – 7:30PM  Thursday June 6, 5:30 – 7:30 PM* Thursday June 13, 5:30 – 7:30 PM In his 1879 masterpiece Progress & Poverty, Henry George proposed to end poverty by recognizing …

Help us celebrate Henry George Day September 4 in Evanston

Friends of the Henry George School will gather again in Evanston to celebrate the birthday of Henry George. (He was actually born September 2, 1839, but we customarily observe on the Monday holiday designated to honor working people.) Due to local solar conditions, we’ll start around 3 PM, continuing until more-or-less dark around 7 PM. …

Getting into the habit of thinking — Introducing Progress and Poverty

One of our graduates observed that our Progress and Poverty course “helped me get into the habit of thinking, and not just accepting things.”  If you’d like to gain that habit, or even if not, you might enjoy discovering some important ideas with Introducing Progress and Poverty. For folks who have the day off on Monday, …

Introducing Progress and Poverty

We’ll present Introducing Progress and Poverty 1 PM Sunday August 21 2022 ( Rogers Park Public Library, 6907 N Clark St, Chicago Illinois) and 6:15 PM Thursday September 15 (333 S Wabash Ave #2700 northeast corner of Van Buren St, Chicago Illinois) as the first session of the 10-week Progress and Poverty course. Please note …

Celebrate Henry George Day in Evanston Illinois September 5 2022

  Friends of the Henry George School will gather again in Evanston Illinois to celebrate the birthday of Henry George.  He was actually born September 2, 1839, but getting together on Labor Day, Monday September 5 2022, will be more convenient for most working people.  Due to local solar conditions, we’ll start around 3 PM, …

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 …