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 Thursday afternoon, January 4, at 1PM at 300 Dodge in Evanston (CTA routes 93 and 97 stop nearby). Attendance is without charge or obligation. An extended course is also available for those interested, with sessions starting January 16 at the Evanston Public Library and January 18 in the loop.
Pre-registration by email or thru Eventbrite 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 a slightly expanded version of the same program will be presented January 11 at a loop location.