The Gilded Age
PBS Documentary"/>

The Gilded Age
PBS Documentary


The Gilded Age

PBS documentary:

Did you know that Henry George, famed economist, was part of the Gilded Age?

The PBS documentary on the Gilded Age for which the Henry George School has supplied some high resolution photographs and images will be broadcast.  The documentary informs that:
 “George saw New York as a city in which “on one side a very few men richer by far than is good for men to be, and on the other side a great mass of men and women struggling and worrying and wearying to get a most pitiful living.” His popularity led to a nomination as the Labor candidate for mayor of New York. Despite his narrow defeat, George’s message resonated: Was America a land of opportunity or a closed system run by the few for their own gain.”
To view  the documentary, please see the link below.
Be sure to check it out!

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    Game Night at HGSSS - Freedom Rings!

    Freedom Rings, a board game with Georgist roots while highlighting a different form of capitalism. Through an evolving strategy, the game employs a free market in accessing land and debt as tools needed to achieve your own chosen path. The richest don’t necessarily win and the poorest don’t necessarily lose.

    Freedom Rings was inspired by Steve Taft’s book, “A True Free Market.”

    Taft has worked for decades on Wall Street managing others peoples’ money. Over that time, he delved into economic studies to help him cut through the chatter that drives many investment choices. What he found there is a misbegotten justice and will share his findings with you.

    Date: Friday, May 3, 2024

    Time: 6:30PM ET

    Location: Henry George School of Social Science, 149 East 38th St., New York, NY 10016