Sep 18 Wed 6PM American Monetary Act

Leading up the the 2013 Monetary Reform Conference, Bob Jene will examine the American Monetary Institute‘s proposed Monetary Reform Act. This amendment to the U S Constitution will be compared to Henry George’s ideas on money.  Steve Zarlenga‘s analysis of Henry George’s ideas, showing George was an important monetary reformer, will also be discussed. (Zarlenga is …

Sept 12 6PM: Thief describes his methods and explains how to protect your community

Successful land speculation is really a matter of capturing for yourself the gains that belong to the community.  George Menninger is one of many who have done it.  Far beyond any need to earn a living, George now spends some of his time explaining how the bad public policy he exploited not only made him …

Thurs, July 25 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 …

Apr 22 Mon 6 PM: How I made $1,000,000 in Chicago real estate: I $tole it from you

What George Menninger did was completely legal. He stole over a million dollars.  Many people do it, perhaps including some of your neighbors; if George hadn’t then someone else would have. You and fellow Chicagoans have already paid George so he is far beyond the need to earn a living. Now he volunteers some of …

Apr 15 Mon: 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 …

POSTPONED:Mar 25 Mon 6 PM: High Cost of Government Revenue

Due to a schedule conflict, Bob Jene is unable to present “High Cost of Government Revenue” on Monday, March 25.  A new date will be announced. You probably already know that America’s tax system, and especially the personal income tax, is a cause of frustration and wasted effort (beyond the poverty which would be caused …

March 20 Wed: Political Economy Book Club

At this session PEBC concludes its discussion of Henry George, Jr.’s The Menace of Privilege. We’ll focus on Books VI thru IX, including discussion of how Privilege controls not just land, but the press, the university, the churches, and of course the government itself, making poverty and war unavoidable. The reading is less than 200 …

Mar 9 Sat 2 PM Movie: The Molly Maguires

Sean Connery stars as a leader of the Molly Maguires, a secret society of Irish mineworkers in Pennsylvania in the 1870s, who battle their exploitation by mine owners with violence. This 1970 American film, based on a 1969 novel by Arthur H. Lewis, also stars Richard Harris and Samantha Eggar.  Set just a decade prior …

Jan 30 Wed. 6 PM: How I made $1,000,000 in Chicago Real Estate: I $tole it from You!

What George Menninger did was completely legal. He stole over a million dollars.  Many people do it, perhaps including some of your neighbors, so if George hadn’t then someone else would have. You and fellow Chicagoans have already paid George so he is far beyond the need to earn a living. Now he volunteers some …

Jan 30 Wed. 6 PM: How I made $1,000,000 in Chicago Real Estate: I $tole it from You!

What George Menninger did was completely legal. He stole over a million dollars.  Many people do it, perhaps including some of your neighbors, so if George hadn’t then someone else would have. You and fellow Chicagoans have already paid George so he is far beyond the need to earn a living, so now he volunteers …