In the 19th Century, Henry George proposed to end poverty by recognizing a clear and logical distinction between private property and community property. America took a different path, but George’s proposal remains valid and would still provide widespread prosperity. Chuck Metalitz explains.
Attendees at this free event will have the opportunity to sign up for the Progress & Poverty course which examines these ideas in much greater detail.
Recent books by Scott Baker and Tom Tresser (ed) assert that America is not Broke and Chicago is not Broke. They’re right, of course, and neither is Illinois. Using principles outlined by Henry George, this presentation will show how the community could choose to collect the value it creates, funding its needs without discouraging productive work.
"The freedom to earn, without fear or favor, a comfortable living, ought to go with the freedom to vote."
- Henry George