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  • THE NEW ECONOMICS OF THE BUSINESS CYCLE
    Session 3
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.04.01

    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: 3/11, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15

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  • FREE TRADE AND GLOBALIZATION
    Session 2
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.04.03

    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: Wednesdays: 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24
    Main Texts: H. George, Protection or Free Trade

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  • THE NEW ECONOMICS OF THE BUSINESS CYCLE
    Session 4
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.04.08

    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: 3/11, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15

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  • PROGRESS AND POVERTY
    Session 5
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.04.09

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

     

    Through an intense and thorough analysis of George’s seminal work, Progress & Poverty, this course will take aim at the fundamental problem of wealth distribution and show that the only viable alternative to “bad capitalism” is not socialism but “true capitalism”; where socially created wealth is put to the service of the community rather than privatized. The course will lay out George’s simple but radical remedy, so that we may avoid the insanity of trying the same solutions and expect different results.

    Instructor: Marty Rowland, Ibrahima Drame, Ron Rubin, Michael Bucher
    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/12, 4/9, 4/16

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  • FREE TRADE AND GLOBALIZATION
    Session 3
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.04.10

    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: Wednesdays: 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24
    Main Texts: H. George, Protection or Free Trade

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  • THE NEW ECONOMICS OF THE BUSINESS CYCLE
    Session 5
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.04.15

    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: 3/11, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15

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  • THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
    Session 1
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.04.22

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    In his “fighting” book, Social Problems published nearly a decade after Progress & Poverty, Henry George argued that the unequal distribution of wealth is the fundamental problem that defines and shapes all other social problems faced by modern societies. He saw in monopoly and, in particular land monopoly the driving force behind wealth inequality and economic injustice. This course will walk us through George’s framework and ask whether his diagnosis of the key social problem was accurate then and now, and most importantly, discuss whether his recipe for economic prosperity and social justice is still relevant today.

    Instructor: Dr. Ibrahima Drame

    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Mondays: 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20
    Main text: H. George, Social Problems

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  • PROGRESS AND POVERTY
    Session 6
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.04.23

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

     

    Through an intense and thorough analysis of George’s seminal work, Progress & Poverty, this course will take aim at the fundamental problem of wealth distribution and show that the only viable alternative to “bad capitalism” is not socialism but “true capitalism”; where socially created wealth is put to the service of the community rather than privatized. The course will lay out George’s simple but radical remedy, so that we may avoid the insanity of trying the same solutions and expect different results.

    Instructor: Marty Rowland, Ibrahima Drame, Ron Rubin, Michael Bucher
    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/12, 4/9, 4/23

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  • FREE TRADE AND GLOBALIZATION
    Session 4
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.04.25

    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: Wednesdays: 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/25
    Main Texts: H. George, Protection or Free Trade

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  • THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
    Session 2
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.04.29

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    In his “fighting” book, Social Problems published nearly a decade after Progress & Poverty, Henry George argued that the unequal distribution of wealth is the fundamental problem that defines and shapes all other social problems faced by modern societies. He saw in monopoly and, in particular land monopoly the driving force behind wealth inequality and economic injustice. This course will walk us through George’s framework and ask whether his diagnosis of the key social problem was accurate then and now, and most importantly, discuss whether his recipe for economic prosperity and social justice is still relevant today.

    Instructor: Dr. Ibrahima Drame

    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Mondays: 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20
    Main text: H. George, Social Problems

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