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  • HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT
    Session 4
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2018.02.01

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the theories and doctrines that constitute the main paradigms from which economists and policy makers approach the world. The course will cover the contribution of classical economists such as Adam Smith and his contemporaries which is today the theoretical reference point from which other theories have come to define themselves, either by opposing it (Marxian economics), by attempting to reform it (Georgism) or by re-adapting it (Neoclassical school).

    Instructor: Ron Rubin
    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Thursdays: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8
    Main Text: R. Heilbroner, The Worldly Philosophers

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  • Money Movements across the Globe – Causes and Consequences
    Seminar
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2018.02.05

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Money Movements across the Globe – Causes and Consequences

    Since 1945 trade and investment between nations has expanded rapidly. Yet despite the high quality of its workforce, vast amounts of natural resources, and tremendous amounts of physical capital, the United States persistently buys more from other countries than it sells to them. Politicians periodically accuse other nations of manipulating exchange rates to favor their exports, while ignoring (or pretending to ignore) the fact that the value of the US Dollar, once convertible into gold, has eroded over time.

    In this class Allen Smith charts the growth of global trade, explains its accounting, and studies the money flows between nations. Allen analyzes the structural changes that took place in the US monetary system and the impact of the purchasing power of the US Dollar on the US trade deficit.

    We kindly ask students to do some research and come prepared to discuss these topics:

    • January 29: The Foreign Exchange Market—What are consequences of floating exchange rates?
    • February 5: Do Trade Deficits Matter?
    • February 12: US Dollar as World Reserve Currency—For how much longer? What are consequences if this changes?

    Note: This seminar is open to all, but priority will be given to students who have taken the course on Money and Banking.

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  • The Gilded Age
    PBS Documentary
    All day
    2018.02.06

     

    The Gilded Age

    PBS documentary:

    Did you know that Henry George, famed economist, was part of the Gilded Age?

    The PBS documentary on the Gilded Age for which the Henry George School has supplied some high resolution photographs and images will be broadcast.  The documentary informs that:
     
     “George saw New York as a city in which “on one side a very few men richer by far than is good for men to be, and on the other side a great mass of men and women struggling and worrying and wearying to get a most pitiful living.” His popularity led to a nomination as the Labor candidate for mayor of New York. Despite his narrow defeat, George’s message resonated: Was America a land of opportunity or a closed system run by the few for their own gain.”
     
    To view  the documentary, please see the link below.
     
     
    Be sure to check it out!
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  • HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT
    Session 5
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2018.02.08

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the theories and doctrines that constitute the main paradigms from which economists and policy makers approach the world. The course will cover the contribution of classical economists such as Adam Smith and his contemporaries which is today the theoretical reference point from which other theories have come to define themselves, either by opposing it (Marxian economics), by attempting to reform it (Georgism) or by re-adapting it (Neoclassical school).

    Instructor: Ron Rubin
    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Thursdays: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8
    Main Text: R. Heilbroner, The Worldly Philosophers

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  • Money Movements across the Globe – Causes and Consequences
    Seminar
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2018.02.12

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Money Movements across the Globe – Causes and Consequences

    Since 1945 trade and investment between nations has expanded rapidly. Yet despite the high quality of its workforce, vast amounts of natural resources, and tremendous amounts of physical capital, the United States persistently buys more from other countries than it sells to them. Politicians periodically accuse other nations of manipulating exchange rates to favor their exports, while ignoring (or pretending to ignore) the fact that the value of the US Dollar, once convertible into gold, has eroded over time.

    In this class Allen Smith charts the growth of global trade, explains its accounting, and studies the money flows between nations. Allen analyzes the structural changes that took place in the US monetary system and the impact of the purchasing power of the US Dollar on the US trade deficit.

    We kindly ask students to do some research and come prepared to discuss these topics:

    • January 29: The Foreign Exchange Market—What are consequences of floating exchange rates?
    • February 5: Do Trade Deficits Matter?
    • February 12: US Dollar as World Reserve Currency—For how much longer? What are consequences if this changes?

    Note: This seminar is open to all, but priority will be given to students who have taken the course on Money and Banking.

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  • THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
    Session 1
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2018.02.15

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Based on Henry George’s “fighting book”; Social Problems, this five session course will present a critical analysis of the causes, manifestations as well as the consequence  of income disparity  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: Dr. Ibrahima Drame
    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Thursdays2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15
    Main text: H. George, Social Problems

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  • Our Common Welfare – Seeking a Shared Prosperity
    Seminar
    2:30 pm-6:00 pm
    2018.02.17

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

     

    Since the end of World War II the United States has experienced tremendous technological and scientific progress while simultaneously experiencing increasing economic inequality. Major social and economic changes, shifting political alliances, weak political leadership, compromised and biased public discourse combine to create a fertile ground ready for fresh ideas and ways of thinking. There can be shared prosperity.

    Today Yannis Tziligakis and Marty Rowland map out the political discourse that must begin if we all are to enjoy a future filled with progress and prospertiy.

    Marty Rowland studied economics under Daniel W. Bromley, emeritus professor of applied economics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and used the theories of Elinor Ostrom (2010 Nobel Prize Economist) on common pool resource management systems.

    Yannis Tziligakis is an independent researcher and educator, and a long-time advocate for the philosophy of Henry George.

    Location: Henry George School of Social Science, 149 East 38th Street (Between Lexington & 3rd Avenue) New York, NY 10016
    Time: 2:30pm to 6:00pm
    Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018

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  • THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
    Session 2
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2018.02.22

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Based on Henry George’s “fighting book”; Social Problems, this five session course will present a critical analysis of the causes, manifestations as well as the consequence  of income disparity  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: Dr. Ibrahima Drame
    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Thursdays2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15
    Main text: H. George, Social Problems

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