Successful land speculation is really a matter of capturing for yourself the gains that belong to the community. George Menninger is one of many who have done it. Far beyond any need to earn a living, George now spends some of his time explaining how the bad public policy he exploited not only made him rich, but led to continued poverty, unemployment, and even the recent economic meltdown. “I’ve made piles of money using the principles taught at the Henry George School,” he says. “Sure, it’s stolen money, but if I didn’t steal it, somebody else would.”
George’s talk is titled “How I Made $1 million in Chicago Real Estate: I $tole it from You” and will be next presented on Thursday, September 12 at 6 PM, at 30 E Adams St. #1207. It’s free and open to all. It’s also the first session of our Progress & Poverty course (modern version), which will continue on Thursdays thru October 10. As with all our courses, the $25 registration fee need not be paid until the end of the first session, and the instructor will provide a personal and accessible explanation of Henry George’s ideas. You can pre-register here, or just show up. You are also welcome to attend just this session; there is no obligation or expectation that everyone attending will enroll.
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