Jan 16 Wed 6 PM: Stephen Zarlenga on Henry George’s Concept of Money

Living in the 19th century, Henry George had a first-hand view of “hard money” throwing the economy into disarray.  While George always asserted that the fundamental reform needed was public collection of land rent, tonight’s speaker will show that he also held “quite advanced” views of money, seeing its control as a legitimate function of government.

Not all geoists agree with this position, and we look forward to a lively discussion among greenbackers, gold-bugs, local currency advocates,  supporters of brick-backed money, and anyone else who shows up with constructive ideas.

Stephen Zarlenga, chief of the American Monetary Institute, is among the BOOKCOVERPHOTOmany 21st-century economic reformers who focus more on money and banking than on land tenure and land rent.  Zarlenga is author of The Lost Science of Money, as well as numerous essays and research papers.  Some of the research for this talk was sponsored by the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation.

This free presentation, open to the public, will be held at 30 E Adams #1207, beginning 6 PM on Wednesday January 16.