Henry George School
30 E. Adams St #1207 | (312) 450-2906
May
18
Mon
Will the Real Fiscal Stimulus Please Stand Up? @ Henry George School suite 1207
May 18 @ 6:00 pm
image credit: quantumamyrillis (cc) via flickr

image credit: quantumamyrillis (cc) via flickr

An evening with Bob Jene to compare the Georgist fiscal reform to the TARP bailout, “Fair Tax,” Flat Tax, Bush tax cuts and government money creation.  A gist of each proposed or attempted solution to the “great recession” will be given including QE I, QE II and QE III. Attendees will rank the proposed remedies on a scale of 1 to 10 based on 8 criteria.

Aug
19
Wed
People of the Abyss — at the Political Economy Book Club @ Henry George School
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
image from the 1903 edition, via Wikimedia

image from the 1903 edition, via Wikimedia

The People of the Abyss (1903) is a book by Jack London (1876-1916) about life in the East End of London in 1902. He wrote this first-hand account by living in the East End for several months, sometimes staying in workhouses or sleeping on the streets. The conditions he experienced and wrote about were the same as those endured by an estimated 500,000 of the contemporary London poor.  Decades later, this book inspired George Orwell to write Down and Out in Paris and London.

A bit late to be a contemporary of Henry George, Jack London lived mainly in northern California  and was a passionate advocate of workers’ rights. Both London and George were members of Bohemian Grove.

(source: Wikipedia)

The People of the Abyss is available free on line as text from Gutenberg, and as an audiobook from LibriVox, as well as in hardcopy from various libraries and book dealers.

Political Economy Book Club is open to everyone wishing to participate in the discussion, without charge altho donations are appreciated to help pay for rent and snacks. Convenor Bob Matter appreciates an RSVP from those planning to attend.

 

Sep
7
Mon
Henry George Day
Sep 7 @ 3:00 pm – 7:15 pm
One of the vignettes created by the late Evanston artist Bill Judson for an HGS booklet in the 1990s

One of the vignettes created by the late Evanston artist Bill Judson for an HGS booklet in the 1990s

We’ll gather in a rustic Evanston back yard [you get the exact address when you RSVP] to commemorate Henry George’s 174th birthday (actually he was born September 2, but that’s inconvenient for most working folks).  This year, we’re also celebrating a new team supporting School operations. In honor of which, and thanks to the generosity of HGS supporters past and present, everyone who’s completed any HGS course, ever, is welcome to attend without charge. Bring a significant other, or a friend who might find HGS or interest, also no charge.  And of course no charge for your minor dependents. We hope to see people who might have taken a course years ago and almost lost touch with us. Come by, meet the new team, and share your ideas.

There will be food, drink, a lot of conversation and maybe some productive argument about how to help our community understand how the economy works, the fundamental principles which can be harnessed to bring prosperity and freedom.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let us know by Friday September 4 whether you’ll be coming.  It would be great, but not required, if you can bring something to share.  Monetary donations are also extremely welcome, and can be made here, or by check to the School, or at the event.

Sep
24
Thu
Economic Science Course
Sep 24 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

Advanced course. Requires completion of Progress & Poverty.

More info here

Sep
29
Tue
Progress & Poverty Classic Edition
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Henry George’s masterpiece of Political Economy. Unravel the secrets behind inequality and prosperity.

More info here

Oct
1
Thu
Economic Science Course
Oct 1 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

Advanced course. Requires completion of Progress & Poverty.

More info here

Oct
6
Tue
Progress & Poverty Classic Edition
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Henry George’s masterpiece of Political Economy. Unravel the secrets behind inequality and prosperity.

More info here

Oct
8
Thu
Economic Science Course
Oct 8 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

Advanced course. Requires completion of Progress & Poverty.

More info here

Oct
13
Tue
Progress & Poverty Classic Edition
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Henry George’s masterpiece of Political Economy. Unravel the secrets behind inequality and prosperity.

More info here

Oct
15
Thu
Economic Science Course
Oct 15 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

Advanced course. Requires completion of Progress & Poverty.

More info here

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