HENRY GEORGE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE CALENDAR

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  • Principles of Political Economy
    Session 5
    6:30 pm-8:00 pm
    2021.10.06
    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    PRINCIPLES OF POLITICAL ECONOMY

    Join us to discover the fundamental laws of political economy and how they can guide policy toward shared and sustainable prosperity.

    This 5-session course offers 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 will 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: Dr. Marty Rowland
    Dates: Wednesdays, 9/08, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/06
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00PM EDT

    5 sessions
    A link to join the online course will be provided via email before the start of the first session.

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  • “Short, Spectacular, and Hot:” George’s 1886 Campaign for Mayor of New York
    Seminar
    6:30 pm-8:00 pm
    2021.10.13
    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    SHORT, SPECTACULAR, AND HOT — GEORGE’S 1886 CAMPAIGN FOR MAYOR OF NEW YORK


    The 1886 mayoral election of New York City provided a fitting conclusion to a year of unprecedented activity by organized labor. Henry George represented the United Labor Party (ULP) in an intense campaign that garnered national attention. Though George did not win the election, he outperformed every other candidate ever fielded by organized labor in NYC and earned more votes than the Republican candidate, Theodore Roosevelt. This presentation will explore the origins of George’s candidacy and the larger significance of the campaign in the context of Gilded Age politics. The 1886 mayoral contest provides an opportunity to reexamine the extent of George’s popularity among the working class and the potential benefits of land value taxation in the nation’s most densely populated urban center.

    Speaker: Alexandra W. Lough, PhD

    Lough is an academic researcher, writer, and editor based in Mission Viejo, California. She is the co-founder and Vice President of LectureSource, Inc. and a contributing editor of the six-volume series, The Annotated Works of Henry George (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016-2022). Lough earned a PhD in American history from Brandeis University and a B.A. in political science from the University of the Pacific.

    Date: Wed, October 13, 2021
    Time: 6:30 PM — 8:00 PM EDT

    REGISTER NOW

    A link to join the webinar will be provided via email before the start of the session.

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