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  • LAND VALUE CAPTURE: THEORY AND PRACTICE
    Session 2
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2017.10.02

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Public infrastructure has long played an instrumental role in the growth of our cities and largely accounts for the observed increase in land values. And yet, our funding mechanisms have failed to tap into this vast source of publicly created wealth, allowing it to be pocketed by private landlords. In this 5-session course, Dr. Marty Rowland traces the theory of Land Value Capture back to the work of Henry George and discusses its potential for driving the rebirth of our cities.

    Instructor: Dr. Marty Rowland
    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Mondays: 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23
    Main Texts:
    H. George, Social Problems
    L.C. Walters, Land Value Capture in Policy and Practice

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  • PRINCIPLES OF POLITICAL ECONOMY Session 5
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2017.10.05

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    The purpose of this 5-session course is to offer a basic introduction to political economy in the tradition of Henry George as presented in his book Progress and Poverty.

    We will introduce the key concepts, axioms and fundamental laws of the discipline and use this understanding to analyze and explain economic issues in the real world. We will also examine the causes of poverty and discuss George’s unique approach to the problem. Additional issues such as the alternating cycles of boom and bust that are so characteristic of capitalist economies will be also discussed.

    Instructor: Anthony Persaud
    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Thursdays: 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5
    Main text: H. George, Progress and Poverty

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  • COLUMBUS DAY
    All day
    2017.10.09

    Happy Columbus Day!

    Columbus Day is a national holiday in many countries in the Americas and elsewhere which officially celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492. The landing is celebrated as “Columbus Day” in the United States, as “Día de la Raza” (“Day of the Race”) in many countries in Latin America, as “Día de la Hispanidad” and “Fiesta Nacional” in Spain, where it is also the religious festivity of la Virgen del Pilar, as Día de las Américas (Day of the Americas) in Belize and Uruguay, as Día del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural (Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity) in Argentina, and as Giornata Nazionale di Cristoforo Colombo or Festa Nazionale di Cristoforo Colombo in Italy and in the Little Italys around the world. These holidays have been celebrated unofficially since the late 18th century and officially in various countries since the early 20th century.

  • LAND VALUE CAPTURE: THEORY AND PRACTICE
    Session 3
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2017.10.09

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Public infrastructure has long played an instrumental role in the growth of our cities and largely accounts for the observed increase in land values. And yet, our funding mechanisms have failed to tap into this vast source of publicly created wealth, allowing it to be pocketed by private landlords. In this 5-session course, Dr. Marty Rowland traces the theory of Land Value Capture back to the work of Henry George and discusses its potential for driving the rebirth of our cities.

    Instructor: Dr. Marty Rowland
    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Mondays: 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23
    Main Texts:
    H. George, Social Problems
    L.C. Walters, Land Value Capture in Policy and Practice

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  • ECONOMIC SCIENCE
    Session 1
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2017.10.12

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    This course investigates the field of political economy with an eye to establishing the subject on a scientific foundation as expounded by Henry George’s in his last book, The Science of Political Economy. Among the topics to be covered are natural laws, the theory of value and money. Contributions of various schools of thought to the science will also be studied.

    Instructor: Steven Sklar
    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Thursdays: 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9
    Main text: H. George, The Science of Political Economy

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  • LACKLUSTER LIBERTARIAN? THE CURIOUS CASE OF WARREN G. HARDING
    Seminar
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    2017.10.13

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    The Presidency of Warren Harding, (1921 to 1923), is often considered unremarkable. Yet during his term Harding worked for equality, freedom, competition, and accountability. He noted “The Constitution contemplates no class and recognizes no group”. Harding freed hundreds of political prisoners, including Eugene Debs, the labor leader imprisoned for speaking out against United States involvement in World War I. Vowing to “get government out of business and business into government” he placed the Federal government on a budget. Harding promoted cooperation among people and competition between businesses. He introduced legislation that provided federal funding for maternity and child care.

    In tonight’s seminar Tom Ballou evaluates the presidency of Warren G. Harding and develops a template for grading presidents, past, present, and future.

    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, October 13, 2017

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  • CONNECTIONS AND COOPERATION CREATE WEALTH – FROM HENRY GEORGE TO JANE JACOBS
    Seminar
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    2017.10.18

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    A keen observer, Henry George noted the importance of cooperation in generating wealth, yet also recognized that competition was essential to civilization. Another astute observer, Jane Jacobs, stated “Whenever and wherever societies have flourished and prospered rather than stagnated and decayed, creative and workable cities have been at the core of the phenomenon. Decaying cities, declining economies, and mounting social troubles travel together. The combination is not coincidental.”

    Tonight we examine George’s work on cooperation and competition, and consider the role of these forces in Jacob’s ideas on cities as engines of growth and development.

    In tonight’s seminar Tom Ballou evaluates the presidency of Warren G. Harding and develops a template for grading presidents, past, present, and future.

    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, October 18, 2017

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  • ECONOMIC SCIENCE
    Session 2
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2017.10.19

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    This course investigates the field of political economy with an eye to establishing the subject on a scientific foundation as expounded by Henry George’s in his last book, The Science of Political Economy. Among the topics to be covered are natural laws, the theory of value and money. Contributions of various schools of thought to the science will also be studied.

    Instructor: Steven Sklar
    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Thursdays: 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9
    Main text: H. George, The Science of Political Economy

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  • LAND VALUE CAPTURE: THEORY AND PRACTICE
    Session 4
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2017.10.23

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Public infrastructure has long played an instrumental role in the growth of our cities and largely accounts for the observed increase in land values. And yet, our funding mechanisms have failed to tap into this vast source of publicly created wealth, allowing it to be pocketed by private landlords. In this 5-session course, Dr. Marty Rowland traces the theory of Land Value Capture back to the work of Henry George and discusses its potential for driving the rebirth of our cities.

    Instructor: Dr. Marty Rowland
    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Mondays: 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23
    Main Texts:
    H. George, Social Problems
    L.C. Walters, Land Value Capture in Policy and Practice

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  • ECONOMIC SCIENCE
    Session 3
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2017.10.26

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    This course investigates the field of political economy with an eye to establishing the subject on a scientific foundation as expounded by Henry George’s in his last book, The Science of Political Economy. Among the topics to be covered are natural laws, the theory of value and money. Contributions of various schools of thought to the science will also be studied.

    Instructor: Steven Sklar
    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Thursdays: 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9
    Main text: H. George, The Science of Political Economy

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  • MONEY, CREDIT AND BANKING
    Session 1
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2017.10.30

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    This course will provide a set of tools to analyze the interaction between monetary policy, the real economy and the financial sector in general. The course will combine a study of the relevant theories with applications to recent events and policy debates. In this connection Henry George’s concept of money will be explored as well as the relations between finance and land markets.

    Instructor: Allen Smith
    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Mondays: 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27

    Main Texts:
    H. George, The Science of Political Economy, Part 5
    R. Werner, Where does Money Come from

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