The Science of Political Economy Before and After Henry George
Session 8

2022-02-07 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Henry George School of Social Science
Phone:(212) 889-8020
Address: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

THE SCIENCE OF POLITICAL ECONOMY BEFORE AND AFTER HENRY GEORGE

Join us as we investigate the field of political economy with an eye to establishing the subject on a scientific foundation. This 10-lesson course divided in two parts will examine early moral and ethical teachings on land followed by a discussion of George’s contribution and legacy. We will also evaluate the responses from George’s contemporaries and beyond.

 The instructor, Dan Sullivan, is a Georgist scholar, former President of the Council of Georgist Organizations (CGO), and Director of Saving Communities, a Pennsylvania based association that promotes fiscal integrity and economic justice.

Part one: Moral and Ethical Teachings on Land prior to George

Dates : Part 1: Mondays: 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15; from 6:30PM to 8:00PM

Lesson one: Ancient and biblical teachings.

Lesson two: Power over reason, from common law to degenerate feudalism.

Lesson three: North America: Colonists, natives and exceptionalism

Lesson four: Reason over power: The enlightenment

Lesson five: How Marx derailed the left and saved the landed aristocracy

Part two: Responses to George

Dates : Mondays: 1/3, 1/10, 1/24, 1/31 , 2/7; from 6:30PM to 8:00PM

Lesson one: George’s immediate predecessors and contemporaries

Lesson two: Marxists and monopolists attack

Lesson three: The great debacle: income tax and the Federal Reserve

Lesson four: Redefining the terms (Orwellian economics)

Lesson five: Identity politics as the enemy of reform.

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