Money from the Perspectives of Henry George and the Chicago Plan

Although Henry George is best known for promoting the land value tax, he was also a Greenbacker who believed that only government should create money and that credit issued by private banks should not be co-mingled with that money. The most sophisticated articulation of this proposal originated from the monetary economics school of the University of Chicago in what came to be known as the Chicago Plan.

In a series of four lectures, Dan Sullivan discusses how this proposal is superior to any other monetary reform plan, including private currencies, local currencies, public banking, and modern monetary theory.

Instructor: Dan Sullivan

Dates: Mondays – 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/06

Location: Online via Zoom

Note: This is an online event. Access information for Zoom will be made available the day of each session.


“The Circulating Medium” by Terence Powderly, leader of the Knights of Labor

Henry George’s Monetary Views, by Stephen Zarlenga

The Chicago Plan from Paul Douglass et al.