Introduction to Progress & Poverty course (modern version)
America in the 1870s faced increasing poverty, rising unemployment, rule by an elite and their corporations– many of the same problems we’re experiencing today. Henry George described the cause of these problems and proposed a remedy which is even more applicable today than it was in his time. His book Progress & Poverty, perhaps the best-selling nonfiction book of the 19th century, presented his analysis and solution.
This “modern” version of the course uses Bob Drake’s “abridgement for modern readers” of Henry George’s original text. You’ll gain a new understanding of how the economy works, which public policies promote liberty and prosperity, and which don’t.
Class meets every Thursday, beginning 6PM on February 11, ending March 17. Even if you don’t sign up for the course, you’ll find this free introductory session insightful. More information about the course is here and here.