Coming up: Book Club and CGO Conference

The Political Economy Book Club is back in action with a new meeting place, Bridgeport Coffeehouse’s Loop location (73 E Jackson Blvd). The June/July selection is Jack London’s The Iron Heel, which looks back on the 20th century from the 27th. This Tuesday evening group will cover the first half of this book on June 25, […]

Creating Dollars to Fund the Green New Deal: Taxing Rentiers to Prevent Inflation

Free presentation at 6:15 pm on Wednesday March 13, 2019. Ron Baiman will speak on taxing the rentier sectors to achieve the necessary reallocation of economic resources and investment. Mr. Baiman is an economics professor at Benedictine University, When: 6:15 pm Wednesday March 13, 2019 Where: Signature Office 333 S Wabash Ave #2700 Chicago, IL […]

We Know What Causes Poverty. You don’t.

But you could. Because it’s important for concerned people to understand the basis of Henry George’s proposal, we have a special offer for college and graduate students in economics, public policy, and related fields. A generous supporter of the Henry George School will pay you $40 to participate in this two-hour program (90 minute presentation plus […]

Diagnosing Illinois’ Fiscal Sickness and Prescribing a Cure

Adam Schuster will present “Diagnosing Illinois’ Fiscal Sickness and Prescribing a Cure” to the Henry George School. He is working on a 5-year fiscal plan to save the state and pay off its debt. This is a free presentation. 6:15 pm to 8:15 pm Thursday, January 17, 2019 Signature Office 333 S Wabash Ave #2700 […]

Assessor fails, then Progress & Poverty begins

Still a few seats available for “How the Cook County Assessor Fails Taxpayers,” with ProPublica Illinois (and former Chicago Tribune) investigative reporter Jason Grotto. It happens this Tuesday (January 9) at 6:15pm, is free but you must preregister.  Details. Also, two sections of our Progress & Poverty course start next week (January 16 in Evanston […]

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 […]

Segregation in Chicago: What does it cost us and what can be done to change it?

“Segregation is not only an issue in low-income communities or communities of color. Everyone pays a price, measured in lost income, lives and education.” Alden Loury, Director of Research and Education for the Metropolitan Planning Council, will present some findings from the Costs of Segregation study which he’s been conducting along with the Urban Institute. […]

Every month, second Tuesday

Join us for an open introductory discussion about wealth, poverty, justice, and community, the second Tuesday of every month.  Our initial time and location will be  6:15PM, at the Overflow Coffee Bar, 1550 S. State. The first topic, February 14, will be No Wall, No Privilege: How True Free Trade Can Raise American Wages and […]