Yes, it is possible to end poverty in America — or any independent nation — by recognizing a clear and logical distinction between private property and community property. Not just the poor, but everyone would have the opportunity to earn a decent living and enjoy better quality of life. Henry George, a famous American philosopher and economist of the late 19th century, was the most prominent advocate of this reform. His book on the subject, Progress and Poverty, probably the best-selling nonfiction work of his time, sparked a movement which brought prosperity to several American communities and foreign countries.
Introducing Progress and Poverty is a program by the Henry George School of Chicago, outlining the principles George advocated, how and why they work, and their potential for solving today’s problems in this city and elsewhere. You may attend without charge or obligation.
For those wanting in-depth understanding of the logic and implications of Progress and Poverty, this presentation is also the first session of an extended course, meeting Tuesdays at the same time and place thru March 19.
This event is open to everyone. Due to building restrictions, RSVP is MANDATORY by email or by phoning us at 312 362-9302. The security desk will have a badge for you.
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Introducing Progress and Poverty will also be offered on January 11, 2019, at Levy Center Evanston Introducing Progress and Poverty at Levy Center Evanston on January 12, 2019, in the Irving Park neighborhood on the northwest side of Chicago. Introducing Progress and Poverty in Irving Park