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 […]

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 […]

Two new books update Georgist teaching and practice

2018 has brought us two new Georgist books, one being a repackaging and update of the traditional Henry George School courses, and the other a guide to implementing Georgist ideas to benefit people in today’s world. Understanding Economics: To Fix What’s Wrong (published by the Henry George Institute) is the newest evolution of the material […]

CGO 2018 Conference presentations being posted

Even if you couldn’t attend the Council of Georgist Organizations’ conference this week in Baltimore, you can watch some of the presentations which have already been posted. Here are two: Bill Batt on Progress in East Asia (alternative link) Victor Ramirez on Puerto Rico (alternative link) Find more as they appear by searching “Council of Georgist […]

Free hardcopy of Progress & Poverty

Henry George’s masterwork Progress & Poverty has long been available free on-line, as text or audiobook, also in most public libraries.  The “Resources” tab above will take you to various editions. Also, everyone who registers for our Progress & Poverty course is given a copy. Now, for what we suppose is a limited time, a […]

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 […]