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 …

Another read for the PEBC, and Intro to P&P this Friday

Political Economy Book Club convenor Bob Matter has announced the next book, which will be discussed Wednesday, June 1. And our next section of Progress & Poverty begins with an introductory session this Friday.  Even tho it’s the traditional (not actual) “tax day,” the focus will be on Henry George’s goal: extirpation of poverty.

Take one hour to improve your understanding of economic fundamentals

You can learn the basic concepts of political economy in about an hour.  George Menninger, one of our instructors who has used the principles we teach to build his personal fortune, will cover this on Thursday, February 11, in the scope of his “Introduction to Progress & Poverty” session.  You might not want to enroll …

Georgist Video Festival! Tuesday!

  As previously announced, we’re screening a bunch of the best and most interesting videos presenting Georgist messages.  Not all by Georgists, but all saying things people need to know if they’re to figure out where the economy is, where it’s going and why.  We’ll be there for four hours, 5 to 9 PM Tuesday …

Progress & Poverty, movies, book discussion, and a robbery tour

Yes, we remain confident that what you can learn at the Henry George School provides an essential perspective, available in only a few places, on how the world works, why things usually go wrong despite (sometimes) good intentions, and a proposal by (but not entirely original to) a brilliant American philosopher and economist to solve …

Feb 10 Monday 6 PM: No Farms No Food

Since earliest civilizations, humans have recognized that food is a product of farmland (and, yes, pastureland, fisheries, etc) and have managed to cultivate enough land to feed themselves. Yet today we routinely convert farmland to urban use. American Farmland Trust (AFT) seek to ensure continued agricultural use of some land by buying development rights from …

Dec 04 Wed 6 PM: Do You Really Care Whether the Government Monitors You?

Why worry about NSA surveillance when so many of us enthusiastically support systems of taxation that require massive invasion of privacy?  What kind of public revenue system would we urge if we really wanted to keep the government out of our affairs?  What kind of public benefit (“welfare”) system would we have?  How would we …

Oct 28 Will the Real Fiscal Stimulus Please Stand Up?

Bob Jene compares the geoist fiscal reform to the TARP bailout, “Fair” Tax, Flat Tax, Bush tax cuts, and government money creation. Each proposed or attempted solution to the great recession will be given.  Attendees will rank the proposed measures to get out of the recession on a scale of 1 to 10 based on …