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?

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 off for future? Is …

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. …

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, …

Illinois Pension Solutions

Free presentation at 6:15 pm on Thursday, April 11, 2019 Michael Belsky, executive director Center for Municipal Finance at Harris School University of Chicago, will discuss ongoing research into the state and local pension crisis in Illinois. When: 6:15 pm Thursday April 11, 2019 Where: Signature Office 333 S Wabash Ave #2700 Chicago, IL 60604 …

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 …