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Our curriculum will give you an eye-opening introduction
to Henry George's revolutionary thinking

COURSES

Free 8-Course Certificate Program in Political Economy

PolEcon

The Henry George School is now offering an 8-course Certificate Program in Political Economy.  We are one of the few (and among the oldest) educational institutions in New York authorized to grant these certificates. The courses and certificate are free.

1. Principles of Political Economy

This class has ended for the current Fall Session.

2. Microeconomics

This class has ended for the current Fall Session.

3. Free Trade and Globalization

This class has ended for the current Fall Session.

4. Money and Banking

This class has ended for the current Spring Session.

5. The New Economics of the Business Cycle

This class has ended for the current Spring Session.

6. History of Economics and Economic Thought

This course introduces students to the ideas of great economists. Those ideas shape how economists think today, and determine how policy is made worldwide.

The course starts with the contributions of classical economists such as Adam Smith and his contemporaries. All modern economic theories measure themselves against that classical yardstick. Think of it as a debate, with some thinkers opposing classical economics (Marxian economics) while others try to reform it (Georgism) or re-adapt it to modern circumstances (Neoclassical school).

Instructor:  Ron Rubin

Location: 5 West 19th Street, Suite 2C, New York, NY 10011

Dates: 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12 (please note new start and end dates) 

Time:  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

7. The Political Economy of Social Problems

Based on Henry George’s “fighting book”, Social Problems, this five session course will present a critical analysis of the causes of income disparity and inequality in society. We will discuss and evaluate various theories and policy responses advocated by mainstream economics before presenting a Georgist paradigm that rewards the efforts of the entrepreneur without exploiting laboring masses.

This course will trace the root causes of social problems back to the natural laws that must govern the distribution of wealth in society.

Instructor: Ibrahima Drame
Location: 5 West 19th Street, Suite 2C, New York, NY 10011
Dates: 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17
Time: 6:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.

8. Development Economics

This course gives an overview of economic and development policies that have made rich countries rich, while at the same time introducing the elements of a theory of uneven economic development. The course discusses policies from the Renaissance, mercantilism and cameralism of continental Europe, and the successful policies of development and industrialization from the rise of the USA, Germany and Japan to the success of Ireland and Finland in the late 20th century. Special attention is given to policy failures: why certain economic policies failed in certain contexts? The policies are discussed against the backdrop of the development of economic theory.

Instructor: Ibrahima Drame

Location: 5 West 19th Street, Suite 2C, New York, NY 10011
Dates: 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21
Time: 6:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.

For more information please contact the Henry George School of Social Science by emailing education@hgsss.org or call 212 889 8020 and ask for the Education Program Manager.

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