Introducing Progress and Poverty

We’ll present Introducing Progress and Poverty April 12 2022 as the first week of the 10-week Progress and Poverty course. Introducing Progress and Poverty outlines the way the economy works, including the main causes of persistent poverty, and proposes a remedy that seems to have worked wherever it has been even partially tried. It’s also …

Introduce yourself to Progress & Poverty this winter

We’ll present Introducing Progress & Poverty thrice in January, followed by the full Progress & Poverty course. Introducing Progress & Poverty outlines the way the economy works, including the main causes of persistent poverty, and proposes a remedy that seems to have worked wherever it has been even partially tried.   It’s also an overview of …

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, 2018.  Bob will teach the “modern” version of the course, which uses …

Still not broke, still introducing Progress & Poverty

We’ve done a number of presentations under the names Introducing Progress & Poverty and Illinois is not Broke during the past year or so.  Each one is updated to reflect current conditions as well as the expected interests of the likely audience. Our March schedule includes three of each, a total of six presentations, at …

Progress & Poverty events and courses in January

We’ve scheduled two sections of our flagship Progress & Poverty course in January, one in the Chicago Loop and one in Evanston. These instructor-led ten-session courses are based on Henry George’s classic book, but are being revised somewhat to use concise video presentations created by Lindy Davies of the Henry George Institute.  While students are …

Orwellian economics, Henry George Day, New P&P, and Illinois still is not broke

All graduates of any HGS course are cordially invited to our Henry George Day celebration in Evanston on September 4.  More information and RSVP here. Distinguished philosopher and community organizer Dan Sullivan will help us see how economic terminology has been hijacked and distorted on Wednesday, September 13 at Overflow.  More info and RSVP for …

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 …

If you’re rich, you probably stole it from us

Progress & Poverty, the basic introduction you need to understand where  Occupy* can lead us, starts this Wednesday, October 12, 6 PM at 28 E. Jackson.  As always, the first session is free, more info is here. Because the instructor for this section is Chicago real estate speculator George Menninger, the first session will be …