Henry George Day is September 2; Introducing Progress and Poverty September 17

We’re told that the economy has recovered and prosperity reigns. It may be easier to find work, but getting a decent wage that pays for housing, health care, and other necessities of life is as tough as ever for many. The problem isn’t new, and the cause isn’t difficult to find. Nor is the remedy […]

Coming up: Book Club and CGO Conference

The Political Economy Book Club is back in action with a new meeting place, Bridgeport Coffeehouse’s Loop location (73 E Jackson Blvd). The June/July selection is Jack London’s The Iron Heel, which looks back on the 20th century from the 27th. This Tuesday evening group will cover the first half of this book on June 25, […]

Lindy Davies died this week

A big loss for Georgist education.  Lindy Davies, head of the Henry George Institute, died Tuesday.  Thru HGI or otherwise, Lindy was the source of much of the material used in our classes, including a helpful series of videos.  He also oversaw online and paper correspondence courses for HGI, and was Editor of the Georgist […]

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 […]

No fake economics here: Progress and Poverty in Evanston

This fall, HGS instructor Bob Jene will teach our Progress & Poverty course at the Levy Center in Evanston.  This is a just a couple blocks north of Howard Street. This class meets Friday afternoons, 1 to 2:30, September 7 thru October 12.  Bob will teach the “modern” version of the course, which uses a […]

RIP Dorothy Venturella (1927-2018)

Dorothy Venturella, widow of longtime HGS head Sam Venturella, passed away Monday (April 30). Dorothy was active in and for a time President of the Henry George Women’s Club (which later admitted men and appropriately retitled itself), while raising four children with Sam. An obituary is here. Donations to the School in memory of Dorothy […]

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 […]