A keen observer, Henry George noted the importance of cooperation in generating wealth, yet also recognized that competition was essential to civilization. Another astute observer, Jane Jacobs, stated “Whenever and wherever societies have flourished and prospered rather than stagnated and decayed, creative and workable cities have been at the core of the phenomenon. Decaying cities, declining economies, and mounting social troubles travel together. The combination is not coincidental.”
Tonight we examine George’s work on cooperation and competition, and consider the role of these forces in Jacob’s ideas on cities as engines of growth and development.
In tonight’s seminar Tom Ballou evaluates the presidency of Warren G. Harding and develops a template for grading presidents, past, present, and future.
Location: Henry George School of Social Science, 149 East 38th Street (Between Lexington & 3rd Avenue) New York, NY 10016
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017