Our curriculum will give you an eye-opening introduction
to Henry George's revolutionary thinking


Course 6: The Political Economy of Social Problems

This course will investigate the root cause of social problems and discuss a range of policy measures aimed at addressing them. We will look at the American Economy from the end of World War II to the 2007 financial crisis and explain why mutations in corporate culture and public policies are responsible for the resurgence of social problems.

Instructor: Ibrahima Dramé

Director of Education at the Henry George School of Social Science. Ibrahima holds a PhD in International Environmental Law and currently serves as Director of Education at the Henry George School of Social Science. He has been teaching various courses at the School since 2013.

Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Dates: November – December 2019
Course is 5 sessions and has a $5 registration fee. Payment or proof of payment must be provided at first session.


  • Social Problems – Definitions and Causes
    • George’s basic framework revisited
  • Mutations in Post War American Capitalism
    • From Shared Prosperity….
    • …..To Profits Without Prosperity
    • Asset based Welfare and its Limits
  • Robots and Artificial Intelligence
    • Displacement Effects
    • Social Impacts
  • Policy Responses
    • A Universal Basic Income?
    • A Job Guarantee Program?