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  • LABOR AND FREE TRADE – COURSE PART 1
    Session 1
    12:00 pm-3:00 pm
    2019.06.01

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Labor and Free Trade – Contextualizing Henry George’s Work on Tariffs

    Henry George subtitled his *Protection or Free Trade* with “Special Regard to the Interests of Labor.” Yet this book and George’s stance on free trade alienated both the unions and the Irish immigrant workers who had been his core supporters. Today, the book is popular with conservatives and neolibertarians as a defense of conventional free-trade policies.

    In this course, Dan Sullivan argues that George’s message was not wrong, but that its presentation was certainly not the best way to reach labor. This is illustrated by his writing 18 chapters promoting conventional free-trade ideas before addressing the actual concerns of labor, and his failure to define what he was actually advocating until chapter 26, “True Free Trade.”

    The course begins by presenting the background context and leads a discussion of the book beginning with Chapter 26, before going through all the other chapters from 19 onward to clearly establish labor’s interests. Only after grounding the reader in labor’s real interests shall we go back and examine the first 18 chapters.

    Note: This is a two-part course of five sessions each to be offered online through Zoom Videoconferencing. Attendees could connect via computer or portable devices (IOS, Android or Windows). We recommend downloading and testing the application prior to the course starting date.


    THIS IS AN ONLINE COURSE

    Dates: Saturdays – 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29 (Part I)

    9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5 (Part II)

    Time: 12:00 PM, ET

    Instructor: Dan Sullivan, Executive Director of Saving Communities, President of the Council of Georgist Organizations

    How to join the event online:

    To join Zoom Meeting, download Zoom and click the link below. You may also use your web browser. Alternatively you can participate via telephone but the application is recommended.


    https://zoom.us/j/963999585
    This event will be recorded. By participating in this event you are consenting to being recorded.

    One tap mobile
    +19292056099,,7669485877# US (New York)
    +16699006833,,7669485877# US (San Jose)

    Dial by your location
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    +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
    Meeting ID: 766 948 5877

    Please feel free to call us a 212 889 8020 if you need help. Thank you !


    References

    Those who are interested in getting ahead of the discussion can look at the following links:

    http://www.savingcommunities.org/docs/powderly.terence/30years08.html#cure-all

    Terence Powderly asks to focus on land value tax and take on protectionism only after the land tax victory is won. This link takes the reader to that specific passage in a chapter of is book entirely dedicated to George’s other proposals.

    https://vimeo.com/48893598

    Maria Mazzenga and Dan Sullivan on the interactions between Henry George, Terence Powderly, Father Edward McGlynn and the Catholic Church. (video).

    https://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/1652#George_0448_620

    Protection or Free Trade, chapter 26, “True Free Trade.”

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  • Nordic Capitalism – The Middle Way
    Seminar
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.06.03

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Nordic Capitalism – The Middle Way

    Highly regarded internationally as a successful functioning hybrid economic system, the Nordic model of capitalism emphasizes consensus, cooperation and pragmatism over ideology. In this interactive seminar, Michael Bucher reveals the significance, characteristics and historical context behind this model and ask whether it could work in America.

    Date: Monday June 3rd, 2019
    Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM
    Instructor: Michael Bucher

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  • COURSE 1 ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    Session 2
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.06.04

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Certificate Program in Sustainable Entrepreneurship – Course 1: Entrepreneurship

    This course teaches the basics of entrepreneurship and enables the student to apply the tools in a real life setting through a combination of theoretical concepts and hands on training. Each session has two parts: one hour of theory and one hour of practice.

    Instructor: Mouna Mahouachi

    Consultant Mouna Mahouachi (1) will be teaching the Entrepreneurship course at Henry George. She is sharing her knowledge of entrepreneurship and innovation processes since 2014. Ms. Mahouachi started her career at Credit Suisse where she worked on digital transformation projects in both Zurich and New York. There, she practiced intrapreneurship and launched a corporate innovation program called the Creative Lab. She holds a Master’s degree from the Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL) and has studied the Business Model Canvas at HEC Lausanne with its creator, Alexander Osterwalder. She is also an alumni of the Swiss CTI Entrepreneurship Course “Venture Challenge” and was mentored by Swiss entrepreneur and innovator Nadine Reichenthal. Mouna Mahouachi is now consulting on technology projects, including blockchain, Cloud and HPC and she is the author of an upcoming book about decentralized economies. (1) pronounced: [Moo-na Ma-wa-shee]

    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Tuesdays: 5/28, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25
    Course is 5 sessions and has a $5 registration fee. Payment or proof of payment must be provided at first session.


    Topics

    • Elevator Pitch and Value Proposition | Form Project Teams
      • The Elevator Pitch
      • Value Proposition
      • Problem Statement
      • Customer Segment
      • Hands-on: Pitch Team Ventures, Form Project Teams
      • Handout: Principles of Pitching, Defining a value proposition, Defining my problem statement, Project Management Tools (Agile)
    • MVP and Value Proposition Canvas | Customer Validation
      • MVP and the Value Proposition Canvas
      • Customer Validation and Pivoting
      • Hands-on: Define teams’ MVP, Customer Validation
      • Handout: Value Proposition Canvas, Theory and tools of MVP and Customer Validation
    • Business Model Part I | Business Model Canvas
      • Business Model Part I (VP, Customer Segments, CR, Marketing Channels, Revenue)
      • Business Plan basics
      • Selected Topics: Design Thinking, Accounting, PR & Marketing: Social Media Marketing, Thought Leadership, PR & Communication
      • Hands-on: Work on ventures’ business model part I
      • Handout: Business Model Canvas, Business Plan Template
    • Business Model Part II | Business Model Canvas
      • Business Model Part II (Partners, Key resources, Key Activities, Costs)
      • Hands-on: Work on ventures’ business model part II | Practice Final Presentations
    • Course Summary | Final Presentations
      • Course summary
      • Final Presentations
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7
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  • LABOR AND FREE TRADE – COURSE PART 1
    Session 2
    12:00 pm-3:00 pm
    2019.06.08

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Labor and Free Trade – Contextualizing Henry George’s Work on Tariffs

    Henry George subtitled his *Protection or Free Trade* with “Special Regard to the Interests of Labor.” Yet this book and George’s stance on free trade alienated both the unions and the Irish immigrant workers who had been his core supporters. Today, the book is popular with conservatives and neolibertarians as a defense of conventional free-trade policies.

    In this course, Dan Sullivan argues that George’s message was not wrong, but that its presentation was certainly not the best way to reach labor. This is illustrated by his writing 18 chapters promoting conventional free-trade ideas before addressing the actual concerns of labor, and his failure to define what he was actually advocating until chapter 26, “True Free Trade.”

    The course begins by presenting the background context and leads a discussion of the book beginning with Chapter 26, before going through all the other chapters from 19 onward to clearly establish labor’s interests. Only after grounding the reader in labor’s real interests shall we go back and examine the first 18 chapters.

    Note: This is a two-part course of five sessions each to be offered online through Zoom Videoconferencing. Attendees could connect via computer or portable devices (IOS, Android or Windows). We recommend downloading and testing the application prior to the course starting date.


    THIS IS AN ONLINE COURSE

    Dates: Saturdays – 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29 (Part I)

    9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5 (Part II)

    Time: 12:00 PM, ET

    Instructor: Dan Sullivan, Executive Director of Saving Communities, President of the Council of Georgist Organizations

    How to join the event online:

    To join Zoom Meeting, download Zoom and click the link below. You may also use your web browser. Alternatively you can participate via telephone but the application is recommended.

    https://zoom.us/j/963999585
    This event will be recorded. By participating in this event you are consenting to being recorded.

    One tap mobile
    +19292056099,,7669485877# US (New York)
    +16699006833,,7669485877# US (San Jose)

    Dial by your location
    +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
    +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
    Meeting ID: 766 948 5877

    Please feel free to call us a 212 889 8020 if you need help. Thank you !


    References

    Those who are interested in getting ahead of the discussion can look at the following links:

    http://www.savingcommunities.org/docs/powderly.terence/30years08.html#cure-all

    Terence Powderly asks to focus on land value tax and take on protectionism only after the land tax victory is won. This link takes the reader to that specific passage in a chapter of is book entirely dedicated to George’s other proposals.

    https://vimeo.com/48893598

    Maria Mazzenga and Dan Sullivan on the interactions between Henry George, Terence Powderly, Father Edward McGlynn and the Catholic Church. (video).

    https://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/1652#George_0448_620

    Protection or Free Trade, chapter 26, “True Free Trade.”

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  • COURSE 1 ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    Session 3
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.06.11

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Certificate Program in Sustainable Entrepreneurship – Course 1: Entrepreneurship

    This course teaches the basics of entrepreneurship and enables the student to apply the tools in a real life setting through a combination of theoretical concepts and hands on training. Each session has two parts: one hour of theory and one hour of practice.

    Instructor: Mouna Mahouachi

    Consultant Mouna Mahouachi (1) will be teaching the Entrepreneurship course at Henry George. She is sharing her knowledge of entrepreneurship and innovation processes since 2014. Ms. Mahouachi started her career at Credit Suisse where she worked on digital transformation projects in both Zurich and New York. There, she practiced intrapreneurship and launched a corporate innovation program called the Creative Lab. She holds a Master’s degree from the Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL) and has studied the Business Model Canvas at HEC Lausanne with its creator, Alexander Osterwalder. She is also an alumni of the Swiss CTI Entrepreneurship Course “Venture Challenge” and was mentored by Swiss entrepreneur and innovator Nadine Reichenthal. Mouna Mahouachi is now consulting on technology projects, including blockchain, Cloud and HPC and she is the author of an upcoming book about decentralized economies. (1) pronounced: [Moo-na Ma-wa-shee]

    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Tuesdays: 5/28, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25
    Course is 5 sessions and has a $5 registration fee. Payment or proof of payment must be provided at first session.


    Topics

    • Elevator Pitch and Value Proposition | Form Project Teams
      • The Elevator Pitch
      • Value Proposition
      • Problem Statement
      • Customer Segment
      • Hands-on: Pitch Team Ventures, Form Project Teams
      • Handout: Principles of Pitching, Defining a value proposition, Defining my problem statement, Project Management Tools (Agile)
    • MVP and Value Proposition Canvas | Customer Validation
      • MVP and the Value Proposition Canvas
      • Customer Validation and Pivoting
      • Hands-on: Define teams’ MVP, Customer Validation
      • Handout: Value Proposition Canvas, Theory and tools of MVP and Customer Validation
    • Business Model Part I | Business Model Canvas
      • Business Model Part I (VP, Customer Segments, CR, Marketing Channels, Revenue)
      • Business Plan basics
      • Selected Topics: Design Thinking, Accounting, PR & Marketing: Social Media Marketing, Thought Leadership, PR & Communication
      • Hands-on: Work on ventures’ business model part I
      • Handout: Business Model Canvas, Business Plan Template
    • Business Model Part II | Business Model Canvas
      • Business Model Part II (Partners, Key resources, Key Activities, Costs)
      • Hands-on: Work on ventures’ business model part II | Practice Final Presentations
    • Course Summary | Final Presentations
      • Course summary
      • Final Presentations
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  • COURSE 2 FINANCIAL LITERACY
    Session 1
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.06.12

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Certificate Program in Sustainable Entrepreneurship – Course 2: Financial Literacy

    Financial literacy is understanding how to make choices for deploying money in goal-effective ways. This course will not cover everything but will provide a framework for developing an effective relation with money.

    Instructor: Steve Taft

    Vice President at Morgan Stanley and author. Steve has been an instructor at the Henry George School of Social Science since 2016.

    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Wednesdays: 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/10, 7/17
    Course is 5 sessions and has a $5 registration fee. Payment or proof of payment must be provided at first session.


    Topics

    Basic Concepts

    •  Interest
      • What is interest?
      • Why does it even exist? (What does it represent?)
    • Dividends
    • Debt
      • The role of debt
      • Why does debt make sense? (Is debt something to fear?)
    • Equity
      • What is equity?
      • What are different ways to invest in equity?
    • Risk
      • Various types of risk
      • Credit quality Market Interest rate
      • Political Taxes, War, Trade Time (value of money)
    • Opportunity

    Taking Control of your Money

    • Managing your financial life
      • Understanding what your money needs to do for you
      • Having a budget that allows for investing
    • Can risk be part of your budget?
      • Prioritizing debts
    • Insurance
      • Its purpose
      • Does it fit in with your life?
    • Open Q&A

    Investment Vehicles

    • Funds
      • Types
      • Finding quality and value
    • Bonds
      • Types
      • Finding quality and value
    • Commodities
      • Types
      • Futures

    Spending and Saving Strategies

    • Credit Cards and Debit Cards
    • Other payment methods
    • Portfolio Diversification
      • Merits
      • Shortcomings
    • Things that are helpful to understand Yourself!
      • Economic principles (Business cycles, Georgism)
      • Media’s incentives to report or not.

    How do current events affect my money?

    Open discussion on current events and how to interpret them

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  • LABOR AND FREE TRADE – COURSE PART 1
    Session 3
    12:00 pm-3:00 pm
    2019.06.15

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Labor and Free Trade – Contextualizing Henry George’s Work on Tariffs

    Henry George subtitled his *Protection or Free Trade* with “Special Regard to the Interests of Labor.” Yet this book and George’s stance on free trade alienated both the unions and the Irish immigrant workers who had been his core supporters. Today, the book is popular with conservatives and neolibertarians as a defense of conventional free-trade policies.

    In this course, Dan Sullivan argues that George’s message was not wrong, but that its presentation was certainly not the best way to reach labor. This is illustrated by his writing 18 chapters promoting conventional free-trade ideas before addressing the actual concerns of labor, and his failure to define what he was actually advocating until chapter 26, “True Free Trade.”

    The course begins by presenting the background context and leads a discussion of the book beginning with Chapter 26, before going through all the other chapters from 19 onward to clearly establish labor’s interests. Only after grounding the reader in labor’s real interests shall we go back and examine the first 18 chapters.

    Note: This is a two-part course of five sessions each to be offered online through Zoom Videoconferencing. Attendees could connect via computer or portable devices (IOS, Android or Windows). We recommend downloading and testing the application prior to the course starting date.


    THIS IS AN ONLINE COURSE

    Dates: Saturdays – 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29 (Part I)

    9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5 (Part II)

    Time: 12:00 PM, ET

    Instructor: Dan Sullivan, Executive Director of Saving Communities, President of the Council of Georgist Organizations

    How to join the event online:

    To join Zoom Meeting, download Zoom and click the link below. You may also use your web browser. Alternatively you can participate via telephone but the application is recommended.

    https://zoom.us/j/963999585
    This event will be recorded. By participating in this event you are consenting to being recorded.

    One tap mobile
    +19292056099,,7669485877# US (New York)
    +16699006833,,7669485877# US (San Jose)

    Dial by your location
    +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
    +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
    Meeting ID: 766 948 5877

    Please feel free to call us a 212 889 8020 if you need help. Thank you !


    References

    Those who are interested in getting ahead of the discussion can look at the following links:

    http://www.savingcommunities.org/docs/powderly.terence/30years08.html#cure-all

    Terence Powderly asks to focus on land value tax and take on protectionism only after the land tax victory is won. This link takes the reader to that specific passage in a chapter of is book entirely dedicated to George’s other proposals.

    https://vimeo.com/48893598

    Maria Mazzenga and Dan Sullivan on the interactions between Henry George, Terence Powderly, Father Edward McGlynn and the Catholic Church. (video).

    https://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/1652#George_0448_620

    Protection or Free Trade, chapter 26, “True Free Trade.”

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  • COURSE 1 ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    Session 4
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.06.18

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Certificate Program in Sustainable Entrepreneurship – Course 1: Entrepreneurship

    This course teaches the basics of entrepreneurship and enables the student to apply the tools in a real life setting through a combination of theoretical concepts and hands on training. Each session has two parts: one hour of theory and one hour of practice.

    Instructor: Mouna Mahouachi

    Consultant Mouna Mahouachi (1) will be teaching the Entrepreneurship course at Henry George. She is sharing her knowledge of entrepreneurship and innovation processes since 2014. Ms. Mahouachi started her career at Credit Suisse where she worked on digital transformation projects in both Zurich and New York. There, she practiced intrapreneurship and launched a corporate innovation program called the Creative Lab. She holds a Master’s degree from the Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL) and has studied the Business Model Canvas at HEC Lausanne with its creator, Alexander Osterwalder. She is also an alumni of the Swiss CTI Entrepreneurship Course “Venture Challenge” and was mentored by Swiss entrepreneur and innovator Nadine Reichenthal. Mouna Mahouachi is now consulting on technology projects, including blockchain, Cloud and HPC and she is the author of an upcoming book about decentralized economies. (1) pronounced: [Moo-na Ma-wa-shee]

    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Tuesdays: 5/28, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25
    Course is 5 sessions and has a $5 registration fee. Payment or proof of payment must be provided at first session.


    Topics

    • Elevator Pitch and Value Proposition | Form Project Teams
      • The Elevator Pitch
      • Value Proposition
      • Problem Statement
      • Customer Segment
      • Hands-on: Pitch Team Ventures, Form Project Teams
      • Handout: Principles of Pitching, Defining a value proposition, Defining my problem statement, Project Management Tools (Agile)
    • MVP and Value Proposition Canvas | Customer Validation
      • MVP and the Value Proposition Canvas
      • Customer Validation and Pivoting
      • Hands-on: Define teams’ MVP, Customer Validation
      • Handout: Value Proposition Canvas, Theory and tools of MVP and Customer Validation
    • Business Model Part I | Business Model Canvas
      • Business Model Part I (VP, Customer Segments, CR, Marketing Channels, Revenue)
      • Business Plan basics
      • Selected Topics: Design Thinking, Accounting, PR & Marketing: Social Media Marketing, Thought Leadership, PR & Communication
      • Hands-on: Work on ventures’ business model part I
      • Handout: Business Model Canvas, Business Plan Template
    • Business Model Part II | Business Model Canvas
      • Business Model Part II (Partners, Key resources, Key Activities, Costs)
      • Hands-on: Work on ventures’ business model part II | Practice Final Presentations
    • Course Summary | Final Presentations
      • Course summary
      • Final Presentations
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  • COURSE 2 FINANCIAL LITERACY
    Session 2
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.06.19

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Certificate Program in Sustainable Entrepreneurship – Course 2: Financial Literacy

    Financial literacy is understanding how to make choices for deploying money in goal-effective ways. This course will not cover everything but will provide a framework for developing an effective relation with money.

    Instructor: Steve Taft

    Vice President at Morgan Stanley and author. Steve has been an instructor at the Henry George School of Social Science since 2016.

    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Wednesdays: 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/10, 7/17
    Course is 5 sessions and has a $5 registration fee. Payment or proof of payment must be provided at first session.


    Topics

    Basic Concepts

    •  Interest
      • What is interest?
      • Why does it even exist? (What does it represent?)
    • Dividends
    • Debt
      • The role of debt
      • Why does debt make sense? (Is debt something to fear?)
    • Equity
      • What is equity?
      • What are different ways to invest in equity?
    • Risk
      • Various types of risk
      • Credit quality Market Interest rate
      • Political Taxes, War, Trade Time (value of money)
    • Opportunity

    Taking Control of your Money

    • Managing your financial life
      • Understanding what your money needs to do for you
      • Having a budget that allows for investing
    • Can risk be part of your budget?
      • Prioritizing debts
    • Insurance
      • Its purpose
      • Does it fit in with your life?
    • Open Q&A

    Investment Vehicles

    • Funds
      • Types
      • Finding quality and value
    • Bonds
      • Types
      • Finding quality and value
    • Commodities
      • Types
      • Futures

    Spending and Saving Strategies

    • Credit Cards and Debit Cards
    • Other payment methods
    • Portfolio Diversification
      • Merits
      • Shortcomings
    • Things that are helpful to understand Yourself!
      • Economic principles (Business cycles, Georgism)
      • Media’s incentives to report or not.

    How do current events affect my money?

    Open discussion on current events and how to interpret them

20
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  • LABOR AND FREE TRADE – COURSE PART 1
    Session 4
    12:00 pm-3:00 pm
    2019.06.22

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Labor and Free Trade – Contextualizing Henry George’s Work on Tariffs

    Henry George subtitled his *Protection or Free Trade* with “Special Regard to the Interests of Labor.” Yet this book and George’s stance on free trade alienated both the unions and the Irish immigrant workers who had been his core supporters. Today, the book is popular with conservatives and neolibertarians as a defense of conventional free-trade policies.

    In this course, Dan Sullivan argues that George’s message was not wrong, but that its presentation was certainly not the best way to reach labor. This is illustrated by his writing 18 chapters promoting conventional free-trade ideas before addressing the actual concerns of labor, and his failure to define what he was actually advocating until chapter 26, “True Free Trade.”

    The course begins by presenting the background context and leads a discussion of the book beginning with Chapter 26, before going through all the other chapters from 19 onward to clearly establish labor’s interests. Only after grounding the reader in labor’s real interests shall we go back and examine the first 18 chapters.

    Note: This is a two-part course of five sessions each to be offered online through Zoom Videoconferencing. Attendees could connect via computer or portable devices (IOS, Android or Windows). We recommend downloading and testing the application prior to the course starting date.


    THIS IS AN ONLINE COURSE

    Dates: Saturdays – 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29 (Part I)

    9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5 (Part II)

    Time: 12:00 PM, ET

    Instructor: Dan Sullivan, Executive Director of Saving Communities, President of the Council of Georgist Organizations

    How to join the event online:

    To join Zoom Meeting, download Zoom and click the link below. You may also use your web browser. Alternatively you can participate via telephone but the application is recommended.

    https://zoom.us/j/963999585
    This event will be recorded. By participating in this event you are consenting to being recorded.

    One tap mobile
    +19292056099,,7669485877# US (New York)
    +16699006833,,7669485877# US (San Jose)

    Dial by your location
    +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
    +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
    Meeting ID: 766 948 5877

    Please feel free to call us a 212 889 8020 if you need help. Thank you !


    References

    Those who are interested in getting ahead of the discussion can look at the following links:

    http://www.savingcommunities.org/docs/powderly.terence/30years08.html#cure-all

    Terence Powderly asks to focus on land value tax and take on protectionism only after the land tax victory is won. This link takes the reader to that specific passage in a chapter of is book entirely dedicated to George’s other proposals.

    https://vimeo.com/48893598

    Maria Mazzenga and Dan Sullivan on the interactions between Henry George, Terence Powderly, Father Edward McGlynn and the Catholic Church. (video).

    https://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/1652#George_0448_620

    Protection or Free Trade, chapter 26, “True Free Trade.”

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  • The Taxonomy of Crony Capitalism
    Seminar
    6:30 pm-8:00 pm
    2019.06.24

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    The Taxonomy of Crony Capitalism

    The struggle between crony capitalism and true capitalism for the soul of the US economy is and has always been a defining features of our economic history. For the past few decades however, cronyism seems to have gained the upper hand. In this seminar, Tom Ballou investigates how such a takeover has manifested itself in various parts of our economy, from the local neighborhood to the conduct of our international affairs.

    Instructor: Tom Ballou
    Time: Monday June 24th, 6:30 PM to 8:00
    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

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  • COURSE 1 ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    Session 5
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.06.25

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Certificate Program in Sustainable Entrepreneurship – Course 1: Entrepreneurship

    This course teaches the basics of entrepreneurship and enables the student to apply the tools in a real life setting through a combination of theoretical concepts and hands on training. Each session has two parts: one hour of theory and one hour of practice.

    Instructor: Mouna Mahouachi

    Consultant Mouna Mahouachi (1) will be teaching the Entrepreneurship course at Henry George. She is sharing her knowledge of entrepreneurship and innovation processes since 2014. Ms. Mahouachi started her career at Credit Suisse where she worked on digital transformation projects in both Zurich and New York. There, she practiced intrapreneurship and launched a corporate innovation program called the Creative Lab. She holds a Master’s degree from the Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL) and has studied the Business Model Canvas at HEC Lausanne with its creator, Alexander Osterwalder. She is also an alumni of the Swiss CTI Entrepreneurship Course “Venture Challenge” and was mentored by Swiss entrepreneur and innovator Nadine Reichenthal. Mouna Mahouachi is now consulting on technology projects, including blockchain, Cloud and HPC and she is the author of an upcoming book about decentralized economies. (1) pronounced: [Moo-na Ma-wa-shee]

    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Tuesdays: 5/28, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25
    Course is 5 sessions and has a $5 registration fee. Payment or proof of payment must be provided at first session.


    Topics

    • Elevator Pitch and Value Proposition | Form Project Teams
      • The Elevator Pitch
      • Value Proposition
      • Problem Statement
      • Customer Segment
      • Hands-on: Pitch Team Ventures, Form Project Teams
      • Handout: Principles of Pitching, Defining a value proposition, Defining my problem statement, Project Management Tools (Agile)
    • MVP and Value Proposition Canvas | Customer Validation
      • MVP and the Value Proposition Canvas
      • Customer Validation and Pivoting
      • Hands-on: Define teams’ MVP, Customer Validation
      • Handout: Value Proposition Canvas, Theory and tools of MVP and Customer Validation
    • Business Model Part I | Business Model Canvas
      • Business Model Part I (VP, Customer Segments, CR, Marketing Channels, Revenue)
      • Business Plan basics
      • Selected Topics: Design Thinking, Accounting, PR & Marketing: Social Media Marketing, Thought Leadership, PR & Communication
      • Hands-on: Work on ventures’ business model part I
      • Handout: Business Model Canvas, Business Plan Template
    • Business Model Part II | Business Model Canvas
      • Business Model Part II (Partners, Key resources, Key Activities, Costs)
      • Hands-on: Work on ventures’ business model part II | Practice Final Presentations
    • Course Summary | Final Presentations
      • Course summary
      • Final Presentations
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  • COURSE 2 FINANCIAL LITERACY
    Session 3
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.06.26

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Certificate Program in Sustainable Entrepreneurship – Course 2: Financial Literacy

    Financial literacy is understanding how to make choices for deploying money in goal-effective ways. This course will not cover everything but will provide a framework for developing an effective relation with money.

    Instructor: Steve Taft

    Vice President at Morgan Stanley and author. Steve has been an instructor at the Henry George School of Social Science since 2016.

    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Wednesdays: 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/10, 7/17
    Course is 5 sessions and has a $5 registration fee. Payment or proof of payment must be provided at first session.


    Topics

    Basic Concepts

    •  Interest
      • What is interest?
      • Why does it even exist? (What does it represent?)
    • Dividends
    • Debt
      • The role of debt
      • Why does debt make sense? (Is debt something to fear?)
    • Equity
      • What is equity?
      • What are different ways to invest in equity?
    • Risk
      • Various types of risk
      • Credit quality Market Interest rate
      • Political Taxes, War, Trade Time (value of money)
    • Opportunity

    Taking Control of your Money

    • Managing your financial life
      • Understanding what your money needs to do for you
      • Having a budget that allows for investing
    • Can risk be part of your budget?
      • Prioritizing debts
    • Insurance
      • Its purpose
      • Does it fit in with your life?
    • Open Q&A

    Investment Vehicles

    • Funds
      • Types
      • Finding quality and value
    • Bonds
      • Types
      • Finding quality and value
    • Commodities
      • Types
      • Futures

    Spending and Saving Strategies

    • Credit Cards and Debit Cards
    • Other payment methods
    • Portfolio Diversification
      • Merits
      • Shortcomings
    • Things that are helpful to understand Yourself!
      • Economic principles (Business cycles, Georgism)
      • Media’s incentives to report or not.

    How do current events affect my money?

    Open discussion on current events and how to interpret them

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  • LABOR AND FREE TRADE – COURSE PART 1
    Session 5
    12:00 pm-3:00 pm
    2019.06.29

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Labor and Free Trade – Contextualizing Henry George’s Work on Tariffs

    Henry George subtitled his *Protection or Free Trade* with “Special Regard to the Interests of Labor.” Yet this book and George’s stance on free trade alienated both the unions and the Irish immigrant workers who had been his core supporters. Today, the book is popular with conservatives and neolibertarians as a defense of conventional free-trade policies.

    In this course, Dan Sullivan argues that George’s message was not wrong, but that its presentation was certainly not the best way to reach labor. This is illustrated by his writing 18 chapters promoting conventional free-trade ideas before addressing the actual concerns of labor, and his failure to define what he was actually advocating until chapter 26, “True Free Trade.”

    The course begins by presenting the background context and leads a discussion of the book beginning with Chapter 26, before going through all the other chapters from 19 onward to clearly establish labor’s interests. Only after grounding the reader in labor’s real interests shall we go back and examine the first 18 chapters.

    Note: This is a two-part course of five sessions each to be offered online through Zoom Videoconferencing. Attendees could connect via computer or portable devices (IOS, Android or Windows). We recommend downloading and testing the application prior to the course starting date.


    THIS IS AN ONLINE COURSE

    Dates: Saturdays – 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29 (Part I)

    9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5 (Part II)

    Time: 12:00 PM, ET

    Instructor: Dan Sullivan, Executive Director of Saving Communities, President of the Council of Georgist Organizations

    How to join the event online:

    To join Zoom Meeting, download Zoom and click the link below. You may also use your web browser. Alternatively you can participate via telephone but the application is recommended.

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    References

    Those who are interested in getting ahead of the discussion can look at the following links:

    http://www.savingcommunities.org/docs/powderly.terence/30years08.html#cure-all

    Terence Powderly asks to focus on land value tax and take on protectionism only after the land tax victory is won. This link takes the reader to that specific passage in a chapter of is book entirely dedicated to George’s other proposals.

    https://vimeo.com/48893598

    Maria Mazzenga and Dan Sullivan on the interactions between Henry George, Terence Powderly, Father Edward McGlynn and the Catholic Church. (video).

    https://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/1652#George_0448_620

    Protection or Free Trade, chapter 26, “True Free Trade.”

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