Sep
2
Mon
Henry George Day @ Oakton Historic District--Mulford St, Evanston
Sep 2 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ghost of Henry George (Spokane, WA) Image credit: Terry Bain CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Henry George was born in Philadelphia on September 2, 1839, so we’ll celebrate his 180th birthday on Labor Day.  As usual, the event will be in a south Evanston back yard, beginning when we get some shade around 3:00, and continuing at least until dark (We do have indoor space in case of rain or extreme heat).

This is a potluck; bring something if you can and let Chuck know about it. Grilled sausages and some vegan stuff will be provided.  All alumni, friends, and prospective students of the School are welcome but you must let us know you’re coming.  Expect to find some soft drinks, beer, maybe wine if somebody brings some.

While the event is free, monetary donations will be gratefully accepted.

Sep
17
Tue
Introducing Progress & Poverty @ Signature Office
Sep 17 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm

PLEASE NOTE: Due to building rules you must register to attend this session.

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 leading 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– not just poverty but everything that follows from it, such as lack of affordable housing, employment discrimination, inadequate wages, political corruption, etc.  Attendance is without charge or obligation.

For those wanting in-depth understanding of the logic and implications of Progress & Poverty, this presentation constitutes the initial an extended course which will continue at this location on Tuesdays thru November 19

If you are interested in the topic but this date and location don’t fit your schedule, please sign up for our announcement list.