Two new books update Georgist teaching and practice

2018 has brought us two new Georgist books, one being a repackaging and update of the traditional Henry George School courses, and the other a guide to implementing Georgist ideas to benefit people in today’s world. Understanding Economics: To Fix What’s Wrong (published by the Henry George Institute) is the newest evolution of the material […]

No fake economics here: Progress and Poverty in Evanston

This fall, HGS instructor Bob Jene will teach our Progress & Poverty course at the Levy Center in Evanston.  This is a just a couple blocks north of Howard Street. This class meets Friday afternoons, 1 to 2:30, September 7 thru October 12.  Bob will teach the “modern” version of the course, which uses a […]

Progress & Poverty, movies, book discussion, and a robbery tour

Yes, we remain confident that what you can learn at the Henry George School provides an essential perspective, available in only a few places, on how the world works, why things usually go wrong despite (sometimes) good intentions, and a proposal by (but not entirely original to) a brilliant American philosopher and economist to solve […]

Feb 10 Monday 6 PM: No Farms No Food

Since earliest civilizations, humans have recognized that food is a product of farmland (and, yes, pastureland, fisheries, etc) and have managed to cultivate enough land to feed themselves. Yet today we routinely convert farmland to urban use. American Farmland Trust (AFT) seek to ensure continued agricultural use of some land by buying development rights from […]

Winter Term Classes and Events

Why, really, is the economy sluggish, job opportunities few, labor force stagnant, yet the stock market makes new highs?  What is it the 1% (or maybe 2%, or ¼%) have that impoverishes the rest of us? It may not be obvious, and certainly isn’t anything that professional politicians like to talk about, and even knowledgeable […]

Winter 2012 begins at the Henry George School

This term we’ll offer four courses in seven sections, including our first south suburban class in decades (Progress & Poverty at the Blue Island Public Library.) The schedule includes links to the course descriptions. As always, each course requires only a $25 registration fee, and you’re welcome to sit in on the first session before […]

Yes, you can still learn fundamentals of political economy this year

We have one more section of Progress & Poverty, Thursdays beginning November 17 (except Thanksgiving). See the schedule here and course description here. More sections will be offered in 2012, of course. Another option is on-line instruction thru the Henry George Institute. HGI assigns an individual instructor for each student, and some of these instructors […]