Introducing Progress & Poverty

March 18, 2018 @ 2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Sulzer Branch of Chicago Public Library
4455 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
Chuck Metalitz
312 450-2906
Photo credit: Jason Tester Guerrilla Futures (CC BY-ND 2.0)

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 & 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 & 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. . Attendance is without charge or obligation.

For those wanting in-depth understanding of the logic and implications of Progress & Poverty, an extended course will be offered starting later in March.

This event is open to everyone. RSVP appreciated by email or by phoning us at 312 450-2906.

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