The Economics of Peace and the City of Baltimore



Date: April 10th, 2021, 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM (EDT)

Ellen Brown and Walt McRee from the Public Banking Institute and Alanna Hartzok, Earth Rights Institute, will focus on how our current economic system grows out of inequities and injustice in our land tenure, tax and money systems. They will then consider how Baltimore can bounce back to prosperity by building a just economy. This unprecedented conversation will consider fundamental reforms of the land, tax and banking system to revive Baltimore’s economy by enabling the supply of affordable housing, locally grown food, and sufficient public finance to pay for parks, schools, libraries, transportation and other needed public goods and services.


David Swanson, Executive Director, World BEYOND War

Jean L. Athey,  Executive Director, Maryland Peace Action

Michael Brennan, Board Member, Public Banking Institute

A link to join the online seminar will be provided via email before the start of the webinar.

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In Quest of a Multipolar World Order – Promises and Perils


Join us for another round of discussions on the new global power configuration and the prospects for peace and economic well-being.

When an incumbent superpower is challenged by a rising new power, history shows that those are generally perilous times, and tensions are building up. Will the quest for peace prevail over the risk of further confrontation and conflict? In this second conversation, Michael Hudson and Pepe Escobar will examine the state of the world through a geopolitical and geo-economics lens. They will discuss the opportunities and threats as we transition from a unipolar world to a multi-polar system.

Michael Hudson is an American economist, Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri–Kansas City and a researcher at the Levy Economics Institute at Bard College, former Wall Street analyst, political consultant, commentator and journalist. Michael is the author of J is for Junk Economics (2017), Killing the Host (2015), The Bubble and Beyond (2012), Super-Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire (1968 & 2003), Trade, Development and Foreign Debt (1992 & 2009) and of The Myth of Aid (1971), amongst many others. His books have been translated into Japanese, Chinese, German, Spanish, and Russian.

Pepe Escobar, born in Brazil, is a correspondent/editor-at-large at Asia Times, and columnist for Consortium News (D.C.) and Strategic Culture (Moscow). He has extensively covered Pakistan, Afghanistan, Central Asia, China, Iran, Iraq and the wider Middle East. Pepe is the author of Globalistan: How the Globalized World is Dissolving into Liquid War (2007); Red Zone Blues: a Snapshot of Baghdad during the Surge. He was contributing editor to The Empire and the Crescent (Amal Books, Bristol). His last two books are Empire of Chaos (2014) and 2030 (2015). Pepe is also associated with the Paris-based European Academy of Geopolitics. When not on the road, he lives between Sao Paulo, Paris and Bangkok.

Date and time: Thursday, March 11

Time:, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM EST (New York)

A link to join the online seminar will be provided via email before the start of the webinar.

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Land Value Tax Breakthrough in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany


A state in Germany has just adopted LVT, join us to catch up on the story.

On November 5th 2020, the parliament of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the second largest state in Germany, voted to implement land value tax. In this webinar co-sponsored by the Henry George School and the International Union for Land Value Taxation, tax reform campaigner and professor Dirk Loehr discusses the political process, achievements and the implementation challenges of this tax policy breakthrough.

Dr. Dirk Loehr, is a Professor of Taxation and Ecological Economics at the Trier University of Applied Sciences (Environment-Campus Birkenfeld), Germany. Dr. Loehr worked as tax adviser and lecturer for a private real estate academy (Sprengnetter Immobilienbewertung). He was also a consultant for the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) / German International Cooperation (GIZ) in developing countries.

Date: Saturday February 6th, 2021

Time: 10:00AM to 11:30AM EST

A link to join the online seminar will be provided via email before the start of the webinar.

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Artificial Intelligence and its Impacts on the Workforce


Join us as we discuss developments in Artificial Intelligence and their potential impacts on the working class. 

There is an ongoing debate around the impact of AI (Artificial Intelligence) on future workforce needs both in the US and Globally. Some futurists have stated extremist predictions quoting devastating job losses due to upcoming automation. Many Economists feel that policies need to buffer this (i.e., UBI/Job guarantee to bridge the gap). Others believe market forces will lead individuals to re-skill on their own and move towards new jobs created in a reshaped economy supported by greater levels of automation. The panel will define AI, its current and future technical landscape, explore the transformational processes required within organizations and the economy to move us from where we are into this future, and finally explore the relationship of these new technical environments with the proven views of Economic behaviors as defined by Henry George and other Economists.

Date: Wednesday January 13th, 2021

Time: 6:30PM to 8:00PM

Our panelists:

Siddhartha (Sid) Dalal

Siddhartha (Sid) Dalal is a Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia University. Prior to Columbia he was Chief Data Scientist and Sr. VP at AIG in charge of R&D that included creation and application of AI, Statistics and CS to Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing and Sensors/IOT for managing risks. He came to AIG from RAND Corporation where was the CTO. Sid also was VP of Research at Xerox overseeing their worldwide imaging and software services research, and Bell Labs and Bellcore/SAIC as Chief Scientist and Executive Director. Sid has an MBA and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester with over 100 peer reviewed publications, patents and monographs covering the areas of risk analysis, medical informatics Bayesian statistics and economics, image processing and sensor networks. At Rand he was responsible for the creation of technology and spinning off of Praedicat, Inc., a casualty insurance analytics company. Sid is a member of US Army Science Board, an advisory board of 20 scientists appointed by Secretary of Defense to advise US Army on technology. He has received several awards including from IEEE, ASA and ASQ.

James Cusick

James Cusick is an IT professional and multidisciplinary applied researcher. He has published over 80 papers and articles and 2 recent books . James began his research in Organizational Psychology but made his career in Computer Science. He has also pursued other topic areas of late including the History of Science and Political Economy. In each area, James has demonstrated a passion for scholarship. His publications have received nearly 300 citations. James continues to explore each of these subject areas in parallel as time and interest allows. James is also a trustee at the Henry George School of Social Science. He recently developed a Land Value Calculator to help researchers and policy makers estimate land values in the United States.

Marty Rowland, Ph.D

Marty is an environmental engineer whose professional, academic, and personal life is dedicated to social justice. A Georgist scholar mentored by emeritus professor Daniel W. Bromley (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Marty lectures and writes about land value taxation from an institutional-capitalist economic point of view. Academic credits cover the fields of pollution-remediation engineering, ecosystem science, natural resource economics, and infrastructure management. Author or two ASTM standards, on the beneficial use of solid waste landfills and urban infrastructure. Credentials include licensed, professional engineer (PE), certified hazardous material manager (CHMM), certified permaculture designer, and passive house designer. Recent papers include Cooperative Economics, Endogenous Resilience, Resilient Governance, and the Economics of COVID-19. Marty is a trustee at the Henry George School Science where he regularly teaches courses in political economy.


A link to join the online seminar will be provided via email before the start of the webinar.

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When Workingmen Shook the World – the 1886 NYC Mayor’s Race

When Workingmen Shook the World – the 1886 NYC Mayor’s Race

Mon, December 21, 2020 | 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST

In this webinar, Dr. Marty Rowland will present an in-depth look at the 1886 NYC Mayor’s race which featured Henry George as the workingman’s candidate versus Congressman and social elite/politically connected Abram S. Hewitt.  Three levels of analysis will be explored:

a) Institutional and 19th century corrupt practices of NYC politics that roadblocked the possibility of George’s win;

b) How hopes of a NYS and National Labor Party were dashed in the 12 months following the 1886 election; and

c) Lessons still relevant for advancing George’s Single Tax within today’s socially progressive movement.

Dr. Rowland is a Henry George scholar and Trustee of the HGSSS, a licensed professional environmental engineer, natural resource economist in the tradition of George-Ostrom-Bromley-Raworth.


A link to join the online seminar will be provided via email before the start of the webinar.

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