Coming up: Book Club and CGO Conference

The Political Economy Book Club is back in action with a new meeting place, Bridgeport Coffeehouse’s Loop location (73 E Jackson Blvd). The June/July selection is Jack London’s The Iron Heel, which looks back on the 20th century from the 27th. This Tuesday evening group will cover the first half of this book on June 25, […]

Jan 24 Friday 6PM TGIF unwind with Bob Jene

Here’s a chance to explore where the economy is going with experienced Georgist investor and analyst Bob Jene.  He’ll explain HELOC’s, ZIRP, QE and other exotic financial instruments and strategies, evaluate their effects on the economy and in particular on inflation.  Discuss some forecasts,  too. By the end of 2014 you may thank Bob for […]

Wed Jan 22 6 PM PEBC discusses Social Statics

The Political Economy Book Club discusses Parts 1 & 2 of “Social Statics” by Herbert Spencer (1851 edition). Economist Murray Rothbard called Social Statics “the greatest single work of libertarian political philosophy ever written.” Spencer argued that the state was not an “essential” institution and that it would “decay” as voluntary market organization would replace […]