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. …

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 …

Progress & Poverty Tuesday March 19 in Evanston

We’ll present Introducing Progress & Poverty at the Levy Center in Evanston, 6 PM on Tuesday, March 19.  The session is complete in itself, but it also comprises the first class of the Progress & Poverty course for those interested in a more complete exploration. Details in the links. When: 6 PM Tuesday, March 19, …

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 …