Henry George School of Social Science

Location:149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
Phone:(212) 889-8020

Upcoming events

  • 2021-01-28 6:30 pm - 2021-01-28 8:30 pm

    COLLECTING LAND VALUES: INSTANCES, ITERATIONS, AND THE WAY FORWARD

    What is LVT and what lessons have we learned from years of implementing it?

    In this 5-session course, Joshua Vincent will document compare and contrast land value taxation experiments in the United States and beyond. The course will define what LVT is, highlight its different manifestations in public policy and most importantly, show why it matters. It will also explain and measure progress where it exist and, discuss the reasons why LVT was rejected in some jurisdictions.

    Dates: Thursdays – 1/7, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11 

    Time: 6:30PM to 8:00PM EST

    Instructor Bio:

    Joshua R. Vincent is the Executive Director of the New Jersey based Center for the Study of Economics. Josh has been at the forefront to the fight for promoting land value taxation in the United States for many decades. He has authored many scholarly articles on the subject and lectured widely throughout the country. He is currently educating 2021 candidates for NYC Council, NYS Senate and Assembly on LVT.

    5 sessions
    A zoom link will be provided via email before the start of the first session.

  • 2021-02-01 6:30 pm - 2021-02-01 8:30 pm

    UNDERSTANDING THE BOOM BUST CYCLE

    Why do recessions occur in capitalist economies on a recurrent basis? Is there a single explanatory cause?

    In this 5-session course on the Boom and Bust Cycle, emeritus professor of Economics Dr. Fred Foldvary investigates the link between real estate and economic downturns otherwise known as business cycles. The course will revisit Homer Hoyt’s pioneering work as well as the role of money and interest rates in causing land bubbles.

    Session 1: Real estate and the business cycle

    Session 2: Mason Gaffney on downturns

    Session 3: Homer Hoyt and the cycle

    Session 4: Money, interest, and the cycle

    Session 5: American land bubbles

    Instructor Bio: 
    Fred Foldvary is a retired professor of economics . He received his Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University. Foldvary’s scholarly interests include public finance, real estate economics, and social ethics. Foldvary is known for his research and publications on land value taxation, community associations, and business cycles. His books include The Soul of Liberty, Public Goods and Private Communities, Dictionary of Free-Market Economics, and The Depression of 2008. Besides his articles, Fred Foldvary has written columns for www.progress.org and is one the few economists who predicted the 2007 – 2008 financial crisis.

    Dates: Mondays – 2/1, 2/8, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8
    Time: 6:30PM to 8:00PM EST

    5 sessions
    A zoom link will be provided via email before the start of the first session.

  • 2021-02-04 6:30 pm - 2021-02-04 8:30 pm

    COLLECTING LAND VALUES: INSTANCES, ITERATIONS, AND THE WAY FORWARD

    What is LVT and what lessons have we learned from years of implementing it?

    In this 5-session course, Joshua Vincent will document compare and contrast land value taxation experiments in the United States and beyond. The course will define what LVT is, highlight its different manifestations in public policy and most importantly, show why it matters. It will also explain and measure progress where it exist and, discuss the reasons why LVT was rejected in some jurisdictions.

    Dates: Thursdays – 1/7, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11 

    Time: 6:30PM to 8:00PM EST

    Instructor Bio:

    Joshua R. Vincent is the Executive Director of the New Jersey based Center for the Study of Economics. Josh has been at the forefront to the fight for promoting land value taxation in the United States for many decades. He has authored many scholarly articles on the subject and lectured widely throughout the country. He is currently educating 2021 candidates for NYC Council, NYS Senate and Assembly on LVT.

    5 sessions
    A zoom link will be provided via email before the start of the first session.

  • 2021-02-08 6:30 pm - 2021-02-08 8:30 pm

    UNDERSTANDING THE BOOM BUST CYCLE

    Why do recessions occur in capitalist economies on a recurrent basis? Is there a single explanatory cause?

    In this 5-session course on the Boom and Bust Cycle, emeritus professor of Economics Dr. Fred Foldvary investigates the link between real estate and economic downturns otherwise known as business cycles. The course will revisit Homer Hoyt’s pioneering work as well as the role of money and interest rates in causing land bubbles.

    Session 1: Real estate and the business cycle

    Session 2: Mason Gaffney on downturns

    Session 3: Homer Hoyt and the cycle

    Session 4: Money, interest, and the cycle

    Session 5: American land bubbles

    Instructor Bio: 
    Fred Foldvary is a retired professor of economics . He received his Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University. Foldvary’s scholarly interests include public finance, real estate economics, and social ethics. Foldvary is known for his research and publications on land value taxation, community associations, and business cycles. His books include The Soul of Liberty, Public Goods and Private Communities, Dictionary of Free-Market Economics, and The Depression of 2008. Besides his articles, Fred Foldvary has written columns for www.progress.org and is one the few economists who predicted the 2007 – 2008 financial crisis.

    Dates: Mondays – 2/1, 2/8, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8
    Time: 6:30PM to 8:00PM EST

    5 sessions
    A zoom link will be provided via email before the start of the first session.

  • 2021-02-11 6:30 pm - 2021-02-11 8:30 pm

    COLLECTING LAND VALUES: INSTANCES, ITERATIONS, AND THE WAY FORWARD

    What is LVT and what lessons have we learned from years of implementing it?

    In this 5-session course, Joshua Vincent will document compare and contrast land value taxation experiments in the United States and beyond. The course will define what LVT is, highlight its different manifestations in public policy and most importantly, show why it matters. It will also explain and measure progress where it exist and, discuss the reasons why LVT was rejected in some jurisdictions.

    Dates: Thursdays – 1/7, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11 

    Time: 6:30PM to 8:00PM EST

    Instructor Bio:

    Joshua R. Vincent is the Executive Director of the New Jersey based Center for the Study of Economics. Josh has been at the forefront to the fight for promoting land value taxation in the United States for many decades. He has authored many scholarly articles on the subject and lectured widely throughout the country. He is currently educating 2021 candidates for NYC Council, NYS Senate and Assembly on LVT.

    5 sessions
    A zoom link will be provided via email before the start of the first session.

  • 2021-02-22 6:30 pm - 2021-02-22 8:30 pm

    UNDERSTANDING THE BOOM BUST CYCLE

    Why do recessions occur in capitalist economies on a recurrent basis? Is there a single explanatory cause?

    In this 5-session course on the Boom and Bust Cycle, emeritus professor of Economics Dr. Fred Foldvary investigates the link between real estate and economic downturns otherwise known as business cycles. The course will revisit Homer Hoyt’s pioneering work as well as the role of money and interest rates in causing land bubbles.

    Session 1: Real estate and the business cycle

    Session 2: Mason Gaffney on downturns

    Session 3: Homer Hoyt and the cycle

    Session 4: Money, interest, and the cycle

    Session 5: American land bubbles

    Instructor Bio: 
    Fred Foldvary is a retired professor of economics . He received his Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University. Foldvary’s scholarly interests include public finance, real estate economics, and social ethics. Foldvary is known for his research and publications on land value taxation, community associations, and business cycles. His books include The Soul of Liberty, Public Goods and Private Communities, Dictionary of Free-Market Economics, and The Depression of 2008. Besides his articles, Fred Foldvary has written columns for www.progress.org and is one the few economists who predicted the 2007 – 2008 financial crisis.

    Dates: Mondays – 2/1, 2/8, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8
    Time: 6:30PM to 8:00PM EST

    5 sessions
    A zoom link will be provided via email before the start of the first session.

  • 2021-03-01 6:30 pm - 2021-03-01 8:30 pm

    UNDERSTANDING THE BOOM BUST CYCLE

    Why do recessions occur in capitalist economies on a recurrent basis? Is there a single explanatory cause?

    In this 5-session course on the Boom and Bust Cycle, emeritus professor of Economics Dr. Fred Foldvary investigates the link between real estate and economic downturns otherwise known as business cycles. The course will revisit Homer Hoyt’s pioneering work as well as the role of money and interest rates in causing land bubbles.

    Session 1: Real estate and the business cycle

    Session 2: Mason Gaffney on downturns

    Session 3: Homer Hoyt and the cycle

    Session 4: Money, interest, and the cycle

    Session 5: American land bubbles

    Instructor Bio: 
    Fred Foldvary is a retired professor of economics . He received his Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University. Foldvary’s scholarly interests include public finance, real estate economics, and social ethics. Foldvary is known for his research and publications on land value taxation, community associations, and business cycles. His books include The Soul of Liberty, Public Goods and Private Communities, Dictionary of Free-Market Economics, and The Depression of 2008. Besides his articles, Fred Foldvary has written columns for www.progress.org and is one the few economists who predicted the 2007 – 2008 financial crisis.

    Dates: Mondays – 2/1, 2/8, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8
    Time: 6:30PM to 8:00PM EST

    5 sessions
    A zoom link will be provided via email before the start of the first session.

  • 2021-03-08 6:30 pm - 2021-03-08 8:30 pm

    UNDERSTANDING THE BOOM BUST CYCLE

    Why do recessions occur in capitalist economies on a recurrent basis? Is there a single explanatory cause?

    In this 5-session course on the Boom and Bust Cycle, emeritus professor of Economics Dr. Fred Foldvary investigates the link between real estate and economic downturns otherwise known as business cycles. The course will revisit Homer Hoyt’s pioneering work as well as the role of money and interest rates in causing land bubbles.

    Session 1: Real estate and the business cycle

    Session 2: Mason Gaffney on downturns

    Session 3: Homer Hoyt and the cycle

    Session 4: Money, interest, and the cycle

    Session 5: American land bubbles

    Instructor Bio: 
    Fred Foldvary is a retired professor of economics . He received his Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University. Foldvary’s scholarly interests include public finance, real estate economics, and social ethics. Foldvary is known for his research and publications on land value taxation, community associations, and business cycles. His books include The Soul of Liberty, Public Goods and Private Communities, Dictionary of Free-Market Economics, and The Depression of 2008. Besides his articles, Fred Foldvary has written columns for www.progress.org and is one the few economists who predicted the 2007 – 2008 financial crisis.

    Dates: Mondays – 2/1, 2/8, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8
    Time: 6:30PM to 8:00PM EST

    5 sessions
    A zoom link will be provided via email before the start of the first session.