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  • Social Capital meets Social Media
    Seminar
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    2017.12.01

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Who do you know? Your connections form part of your social capital; the network, shared values, and mutual understandings that encourage trust, facilitate trade, and make cooperation easier. Henry George noted that trust was a pre-condition to trade. Nobel Prize winning economist Elinor Ostrom regarded social capital, along with physical, human, and natural capital, as essential for growth and development.

    In this seminar we review the concept of social capital, study its operation in our world, and consider its expression in various forms of social media.

    Location: Henry George School of Social Science, 149 East 38th Street (Between Lexington & 3rd Avenue) New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    Date: Friday, December 1, 2017

    Space is limited, please register !

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  • THE NEW ECONOMICS OF THE BUSINESS CYCLE
    Session 1
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2017.12.04

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Upheavals in how the U.S. economy operates have transformed Americans from wealth creators to creative borrowers. This course looks at how abandoning the Gold Standard, a bulwark of the world economy since the Industrial Revolution, has helped replace capital accumulation and investment with credit-fueled consumption. Will this revolutionary shift usher in a new era of growth or lead to yet another wave of cyclical depressions? What is the role of land in this process? This five-lesson course will highlight structural changes to the U.S. economy since the demise of the World War II-spawned financial order, also known as the Bretton Woods system.

    Instructor: Dr. Ibrahima Drame
    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Mondays: 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/22

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  • Prosperity through Cooperation – Germany’s Economic Miracle – Case Studies
    Seminar
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    2017.12.06

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Our economic system often features opposing interests; workers who want more pay, capitalists who want more interest, shareholders who want more profits, and landowners who want more rent. In Germany, businesses adopt a different mindset; emphasizing the long term, placing great value on relationships with employees, customers, and suppliers, and commitment to the wider community.

    Germany’s small and medium size enterprises (“SMEs”), known as “Mittelstand” range across the country. They are unique to Germany, and the backbone of its strong economy.

    In this seminar, Michael Bucher presents several case studies in Germany’s “Mittelstand” and examines their underlying concepts, characteristics, and how they thrive in competitive markets while being socially responsible.

    Michael Bucher is currently a freelance researcher/writer for Shanghai Business Review, writing on topics in business, trade, and international relations relating to China.

    Location: Henry George School of Social Science, 149 East 38th Street (Between Lexington & 3rd Avenue) New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

    Space is limited, please register !

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  • FREE TRADE AND GLOBALIZATION
    Session 3
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2017.12.07

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    This course familiarizes students with theories and policies of international trade. Students will learn the importance of international trade and examine its effects on production, profits and the distribution of wealth in the economy. The course will introduce concepts such as comparative advantage, increasing returns to scale, factor endowments…etc.… Students will also analyze specific trade agreements and discuss their impact on the American working class.

    Instructor: Stephen Taft
    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21

    Main Texts: H. George, Protection or Free Trade

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  • THE NEW ECONOMICS OF THE BUSINESS CYCLE
    Session 2
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2017.12.11

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Upheavals in how the U.S. economy operates have transformed Americans from wealth creators to creative borrowers. This course looks at how abandoning the Gold Standard, a bulwark of the world economy since the Industrial Revolution, has helped replace capital accumulation and investment with credit-fueled consumption. Will this revolutionary shift usher in a new era of growth or lead to yet another wave of cyclical depressions? What is the role of land in this process? This five-lesson course will highlight structural changes to the U.S. economy since the demise of the World War II-spawned financial order, also known as the Bretton Woods system.

    Instructor: Dr. Ibrahima Drame
    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Mondays: 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/22

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  • FREE TRADE AND GLOBALIZATION
    Session 4
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2017.12.14

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    This course familiarizes students with theories and policies of international trade. Students will learn the importance of international trade and examine its effects on production, profits and the distribution of wealth in the economy. The course will introduce concepts such as comparative advantage, increasing returns to scale, factor endowments…etc.… Students will also analyze specific trade agreements and discuss their impact on the American working class.

    Instructor: Stephen Taft
    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21

    Main Texts: H. George, Protection or Free Trade

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  • THE NEW ECONOMICS OF THE BUSINESS CYCLE
    Session 3
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2017.12.18

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Upheavals in how the U.S. economy operates have transformed Americans from wealth creators to creative borrowers. This course looks at how abandoning the Gold Standard, a bulwark of the world economy since the Industrial Revolution, has helped replace capital accumulation and investment with credit-fueled consumption. Will this revolutionary shift usher in a new era of growth or lead to yet another wave of cyclical depressions? What is the role of land in this process? This five-lesson course will highlight structural changes to the U.S. economy since the demise of the World War II-spawned financial order, also known as the Bretton Woods system.

    Instructor: Dr. Ibrahima Drame
    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Mondays: 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/22

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  • The Trump Tax Plan, the Economy and You
    Seminar
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    2017.12.19

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Whether they consider themselves disciples of Milton Friedman, Libertarians a la Murray Rothbard, or supporters of Thomas Piketty, economists of all confessions have come to agree on one thing; the United States urgently needs a comprehensive tax overhaul. The problem however, is how.

    Should taxes attempt to achieve social justice, maximize government revenue or be as little disruptive to entreprise as possible?

    In this seminar, Tom Ballou will shed light on possible directions of the US tax policy and ask whether the Trump Tax plan will change America for the better or worse.

    Location: Henry George School of Social Science, 149 East 38th Street (Between Lexington & 3rd Avenue) New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
    Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2017

    Space is limited, please register !

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  • FREE TRADE AND GLOBALIZATION
    Session 5
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2017.12.21

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    This course familiarizes students with theories and policies of international trade. Students will learn the importance of international trade and examine its effects on production, profits and the distribution of wealth in the economy. The course will introduce concepts such as comparative advantage, increasing returns to scale, factor endowments…etc.… Students will also analyze specific trade agreements and discuss their impact on the American working class.

    Instructor: Stephen Taft
    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21

    Main Texts: H. George, Protection or Free Trade

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  • CHRISTMAS DAY
    All day
    2017.12.25

    Merry Christmas!

    Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is prepared for by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night; in some traditions, Christmastide includes an Octave. The traditional Christmas narrative, the Nativity of Jesus, delineated in the New Testament says that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, in accordance with messianic prophecies; when Joseph and Mary arrived in the city, the inn had no room and so they were offered a stable where the Christ Child was soon born, with angels proclaiming this news to shepherds who then disseminated the message furthermore. Christmas Day is a public holiday in many of the world’s nations, is celebrated religiously by the vast majority of Christians, as well as culturally by a number of non-Christian people, and is an integral part of the holiday season, while some Christian groups reject the celebration. In several countries, celebrating Christmas Eve on December 24 has the main focus rather than December 25, with gift-giving and sharing a traditional meal with the family.

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