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 …

Introduce yourself to Progress & Poverty this winter

We’ll present Introducing Progress & Poverty thrice in January, followed by the full Progress & Poverty course. Introducing Progress & Poverty outlines the way the economy works, including the main causes of persistent poverty, and proposes a remedy that seems to have worked wherever it has been even partially tried.   It’s also an overview of …

Still not broke, still introducing Progress & Poverty

We’ve done a number of presentations under the names Introducing Progress & Poverty and Illinois is not Broke during the past year or so.  Each one is updated to reflect current conditions as well as the expected interests of the likely audience. Our March schedule includes three of each, a total of six presentations, at …

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 …

Progress & Poverty events and courses in January

We’ve scheduled two sections of our flagship Progress & Poverty course in January, one in the Chicago Loop and one in Evanston. These instructor-led ten-session courses are based on Henry George’s classic book, but are being revised somewhat to use concise video presentations created by Lindy Davies of the Henry George Institute.  While students are …

“Progress & Poverty is important,” say a BIG bunch of folks

Thanks to HGS graduate Robert Blau for reminding us that Emma Lazarus was a fan of Progress & Poverty, even writing a sonnet about it. En route to confirming this info, we tripped over a list of about 200 significant individuals (including sources and quotes, starting about halfway down this page) who have endorsed Progress …

Fall events at new locations, revised courses, more to come

  Our Fall program includes talks Introducing Progress & Poverty   (twice) and asserting that Illinois is not Broke. These are in locations new to us, including an upscale Chicago Loop conference space, a northside storefront, and a major Chicago Public Library branch. We hope to resume the regular Progress & Poverty course in January.  This …

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. …