“Short, Spectacular, and Hot:” George’s 1886 Campaign for Mayor of New York
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SHORT, SPECTACULAR, AND HOT — GEORGE’S 1886 CAMPAIGN FOR MAYOR OF NEW YORK


The 1886 mayoral election of New York City provided a fitting conclusion to a year of unprecedented activity by organized labor. Henry George represented the United Labor Party (ULP) in an intense campaign that garnered national attention. Though George did not win the election, he outperformed every other candidate ever fielded by organized labor in NYC and earned more votes than the Republican candidate, Theodore Roosevelt. This presentation will explore the origins of George’s candidacy and the larger significance of the campaign in the context of Gilded Age politics. The 1886 mayoral contest provides an opportunity to reexamine the extent of George’s popularity among the working class and the potential benefits of land value taxation in the nation’s most densely populated urban center.

Speaker: Alexandra W. Lough, PhD

Lough is an academic researcher, writer, and editor based in Mission Viejo, California. She is the co-founder and Vice President of LectureSource, Inc. and a contributing editor of the six-volume series, The Annotated Works of Henry George (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016-2022). Lough earned a PhD in American history from Brandeis University and a B.A. in political science from the University of the Pacific.

Date: Wed, October 13, 2021
Time: 6:30 PM — 8:00 PM EDT

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Mortgage Financing Criteria and the 2008 Residential Property Asset Bubble
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MORTGAGE FINANCING CRITERIA AND THE 2008 RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY ASSET BUBBLE


Join Ed Dodson as he provides an insider’s account of the 2008 property bubble.

In this interactive webinar, Edward Dodson discusses the mortgage finance sector ’s response to the declining affordability of residential properties that began in the early 1990s and culminated in the crash of 2008. The discussion will highlight the gradual erosion of lending requirements by Fannie Mae as the main cause of the housing bubble and offer a number of recommendations to minimize the potential for a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis.

Speaker: Edward Dodson
Date: Thursday July 8th, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

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Monetary Policy, Asset Inflation and Inequality
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MONETARY POLICY, ASSET INFLATION AND INEQUALITY

Thu, June 17, 2021 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT


In this webinar, Pr. Louis Philippe Rochon takes a fresh look at the links between monetary policy, asset bubbles and inequality.

It is often argued that asset inflation and real estate bubbles are the result of accommodative monetary policy: low interest rates encourages borrowing for speculative purposes.

Undoubtedly, this has been the case as an increasing part of borrowing is not meant for productive purposes.

In this webinar, Prof. Rochon will argue that this is a misreading of the facts. Rather than laying the blame at the feet of low interest rates, bubbles may be caused by growing inequality as well as by the excessive deregulation.

Learn why governments need to re-regulate borrowing and, introduce such policies as financial transaction taxes to prevent asset inflation and specifically real estate bubbles.

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Frederick Soddy’s Geo-political Trilogy: Energy – Economy – Ecology
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FREDERICK SODDY’S GEO-POLITICAL TRILOGY:
ENERGY – ECONOMY – ECOLOGY

Wed, May 19, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT


Money Talk continues with an interactive discussion on the work of Frederick Soddy.

In this webinar, Joe Bongiovanni will highlight the historical failure of the sciences to grasp Dr. Frederick Soddy’s immeasurable contributions to understanding the natural relativity between energy, economy and ecology. He will also discuss how rediscovering Soddy’s concept of money could help restore the balance between these three spheres of knowledge and achieve broad-based prosperity.

Joe Bongiovanni is a second-generation monetary reformer, Co-founder and Director of the Kettle Pond Institute (KPI) in Vermont, a Co-founder and Member of the Alliance for Just Money (AFJM) of Bloomington, IL.

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The Economics of Parity – Finding Balance and Ensuring Equity
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THE ECONOMICS OF PARITY
– FINDING BALANCE AND ENSURING EQUITY

Wed, May 12, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

Money talk continues with an introduction to the economics of parity.

In this webinar, Randy Cook will present some hidden history, regarding US national wealth distribution in the 20th Century. He will highlight some implications for untangling present problems with our money system, a requirement for restoring prosperity and forwarding our struggle for social justice.

The speaker Randy Cook is the President of the National Organization for Raw Materials (NORM). Research by this group has been ongoing since 1936. He wrote articles for AcresUSA for several years, exploring the dimensions of parity economics. In his spare time, Randy runs a pesticide-free pick-your-own blueberry farm in Michigan, and enjoys playing his hand-made guitars.

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