The Trump Tax Plan, the Economy and You
Seminar

Whether they consider themselves disciples of Milton Friedman, Libertarians a la Murray Rothbard, or supporters of Thomas Piketty, economists of all confessions have come to agree on one thing; the United States urgently needs a comprehensive tax overhaul. The problem however, is how.

Should taxes attempt to achieve social justice, maximize government revenue or be as little disruptive to entreprise as possible?

In this seminar, Tom Ballou will shed light on possible directions of the US tax policy and ask whether the Trump Tax plan will change America for the better or worse.

Location: Henry George School of Social Science, 149 East 38th Street (Between Lexington & 3rd Avenue) New York, NY 10016
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2017

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Prosperity through Cooperation – Germany’s Economic Miracle – Case Studies
Seminar

Our economic system often features opposing interests; workers who want more pay, capitalists who want more interest, shareholders who want more profits, and landowners who want more rent. In Germany, businesses adopt a different mindset; emphasizing the long term, placing great value on relationships with employees, customers, and suppliers, and commitment to the wider community.

Germany’s small and medium size enterprises (“SMEs”), known as “Mittelstand” range across the country. They are unique to Germany, and the backbone of its strong economy.

In this seminar, Michael Bucher presents several case studies in Germany’s “Mittelstand” and examines their underlying concepts, characteristics, and how they thrive in competitive markets while being socially responsible.

Michael Bucher is currently a freelance researcher/writer for Shanghai Business Review, writing on topics in business, trade, and international relations relating to China.

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, December 6, 2017

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Social Capital meets Social Media
Seminar

Who do you know? Your connections form part of your social capital; the network, shared values, and mutual understandings that encourage trust, facilitate trade, and make cooperation easier. Henry George noted that trust was a pre-condition to trade. Nobel Prize winning economist Elinor Ostrom regarded social capital, along with physical, human, and natural capital, as essential for growth and development.

In this seminar we review the concept of social capital, study its operation in our world, and consider its expression in various forms of social media.

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: Friday, December 1, 2017

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Prosperity through Cooperation – Germany’s Economic Miracle – Overview
Seminar

Our economic system often features opposing interests; workers who want more pay, capitalists who want more interest, shareholders who want more profits, and landowners who want more rent. In Germany, businesses adopt a different mindset; emphasizing the long term, placing great value on relationships with employees, customers, and suppliers, promoting innovation, and committing to the wider community.

In this seminar, Michael Bucher compares and contrasts the “Mittelstand Mindset” with more traditional forms of capitalism. Michael also examines the advantages enjoyed by German businesses, such as access to low-cost finance and government support.

Michael Bucher is currently a freelance researcher/writer for Shanghai Business Review, writing on topics in business, trade, and international relations relating to China.

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, November 29, 2017

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HOW CRONY CAPITALISM IS FEEDING POPULISM
Seminar

Politics on both sides of the Atlantic have been jolted by a populist surge widely portrayed as a protest against economic globalization and mass immigration.

In this seminar, former US diplomat and investment banker Edward Harrison will spotlight a neglected wellspring of the populist grievances sweeping the United States and Europe — crony capitalism masquerading as a traditional free market.

Location: Henry George School of Social Science, 149 East 38th Street (Between Lexington & 3rd Avenue) New York, NY 10016
Time: 11:00am to 12:30pm
Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017

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