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 prominent American philosopher and economist of the late 19th century, was the most prominent advocate of this reform. His book on the subject, Progress & Poverty, was probably the best-selling nonfiction work of his time, sparked a movement which brought prosperity to several American communities and foreign countries.
Introducing Progress & 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. We’ll present this program on Sunday afternoon, October 29, 3PM to 5PM in the Edgewater neighborhood on Chicago’s north side. Attendance is without charge or obligation. An extended course is also available for those interested.
Pre-registration by email is encouraged, but not required if space is available. If you are interested in the topic but this date and location don’t fit your schedule, please sign up for our announcement list. Also note that the same program will be presented October 10 at a loop location.