HENRY GEORGE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE CALENDAR

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  • Rent Reform Meets Reality
    Seminar
    6:30 pm-7:30 pm
    2019.10.03

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Join City Limits and the Henry George School of Social Science for a panel discussion on New York’s rent-regulation system.

    When the state legislature in June passed historic reforms of New York’s rent-regulation system, tenants hailed a victory and property owners bemoaned a disaster. Now that the shouting has faded, the city will start to get a look at what the policy actually means for renters, landlords and neighborhoods. Are tenants able to access the rights and resources the law made available? Are property owners feeling the pain or learning to cope? Are public agencies doing their job to make the new law work well? And what impact will the law have on affordability in New York?

    Moderated by City Limits’ Executive Editor, Jarrett Murphy, our panel features:

    • Carmen Vega-Rivera, Tenant Leader for Community Action for Safe Apartments
    • Denise Favorule, Board Member of the Henry George School of Social Science and Associate RE Broker for the Corcoran Group
    • Frank Ricci, Director of Government Affairs for the Rent Stabilization Association
    • Tom Waters,Housing Policy Analyst for the Community Service Society of New York

    If you missed the event you can read an overview and watch a full recording here:

    https://citylimits.org/2019/10/04/property-owners-and-advocates-for-tenants-clash-over-impacts-of-new-rent-laws/

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  • RETHINKING ECONOMICS
    Session 4
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.10.04

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Rethinking Economics

    Today, the general consensus is that economics as a discipline is in need of a major rethink. In this 5-session course, we will challenge the dominant neoclassical paradigm and explore new perspectives that capture the complexity of current economic reality. The course will be based on Kate Raworth’s Doughnut Economics. We strongly recommend that participants familiarize themselves with the material before the beginning of classes.

    Instructor:
     Ron Rubin
    Dates: 9/6, 9/13, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

    Main Text:

    1. Kate Raworth, Doughnut Economics – 7 Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist (2017)
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  • LABOR AND FREE TRADE – COURSE PART 2
    Session 5
    12:00 pm-3:00 pm
    2019.10.05

    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.

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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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  • MONEY AND PUBLIC PURPOSE – A MACRO PERSPECTIVE
    Session 5
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.10.07

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Money and Public Purpose – A Macro Perspective

    Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) argues that the government’s power to create money gives us much more fiscal space to tackle problems like global warming and increasing inequality than is acknowledged by orthodox economics.

    In this five-session, ten hour course, students will get a taste of macroeconomics — the study of the overall determination of output, employment and prices — from the MMT perspective. Upon taking this course students will be able to understand and participate in current economic policy discussions.

    Instructors: James Kenan/Adam Rice
    Dates: 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7

    Times: 6:30PM – 8:30PM

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  • RETHINKING ECONOMICS
    Session 5
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.10.11

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Rethinking Economics

    Today, the general consensus is that economics as a discipline is in need of a major rethink. In this 5-session course, we will challenge the dominant neoclassical paradigm and explore new perspectives that capture the complexity of current economic reality. The course will be based on Kate Raworth’s Doughnut Economics. We strongly recommend that participants familiarize themselves with the material before the beginning of classes.

    Instructor:
     Ron Rubin
    Dates: 9/6, 9/13, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

    Main Text:

    1. Kate Raworth, Doughnut Economics – 7 Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist (2017)
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  • SUSTAINABLE ENTREPRENEURSHIP COURSE
    Session 1
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.10.15

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    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: 6:30PM – 7:30PM EST
    DATES: Tuesday: 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12
    Course is 5 sessions and has a $10 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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  • The Case for a Hard Brexit
    Seminar
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.10.21

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Britain has voted to leave the EU since 2016 and yet, political elites seem to have opted for delay tactics to undermine people’s choice.

    Three years ago the British people took a detour and opted to take the freeway to freedom. They voted to leave the European Union and reassert their national sovereignty and protect their traditional liberties. Since then the elites have sought to undermine the outcome of that vote and force Britain to continue to be tied to the apron strings of the European Union.

    Join us for an interactive seminar with Tom Ballou to discuss what choices lie ahead for Britain as wells as their social and economic implications.

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  • SUSTAINABLE ENTREPRENEURSHIP COURSE
    Session 2
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.10.22

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    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: 6:30PM – 7:30PM EST
    DATES: Tuesday: 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12
    Course is 5 sessions and has a $10 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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  • Stadium Socialism
    Seminar
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.10.23

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Our Crony Capitalism series returns with this interactive seminar on “Stadium Socialism”

    The struggle between cronyism and true capitalism for the soul of the US economy has always been a defining features of our economic history. For the past few decades however, cronyism seems to have gained the upper hand. This seminar documents and explains a phenomenon known as “Stadium Socialism”, a type of cronyism that manifests itself in the form of generous subsidies and various tax incentives to the wealthy.

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  • Behemoth: Amazon’s Unbreakable Dominance of the Book Business
    Seminar
    11:30 am-1:00 pm
    2019.10.25

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Join us on Friday, October 25th for a riveting live seminar event featuring Dr. Robin Gaster.
    Amazon’s stunning rise from a garage-based operation to retail and technology colossus is by now well-known. Much less well known: Amazon is on the verge of dominating the entire American book industry – including publishing. This epic story and its wide-ranging implications will be explained by economist Robin Gaster October 25 at the next event in the Henry George School’s Public Seminar series.

    Dr. Gaster is the President of Incumetrics, a Washington, D.C.-based economic and technology consulting firm whose clients have included the U.S. National Research Council, the U.S. Census Bureau, the European Commission, and the Brookings Institution.

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  • SUSTAINABLE ENTREPRENEURSHIP COURSE
    Session 3
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm
    2019.10.29

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

    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: 6:30PM – 7:30PM EST
    DATES: Tuesday: 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12
    Course is 5 sessions and has a $10 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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