Henry George School of Social Science

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

Upcoming events

  • 2021-04-19 6:30 pm - 2021-04-19 8:30 pm

    A BRIEF HISTORY OF MONEY, CREDIT AND BANKING

    Money is a medium of exchange and a store of value but where does it come from, how did it evolve to its current forms? Join us to find out.

    In this 5-session course, Edward Dodson explains the origins of money and the early history of credit and banking up to the appearance of fractional reserve banking. The course also covers the process leading to the establishment of the Federal Reserve System, the adoption and subsequent repeal of the Gold and Silver standard and will make the case for the return to receipt money.

    Dates: Mondays – 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26
    Time: 6:30PM to 8:00PM EST

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

  • 2021-04-26 6:30 pm - 2021-04-26 8:30 pm

    A BRIEF HISTORY OF MONEY, CREDIT AND BANKING

    Money is a medium of exchange and a store of value but where does it come from, how did it evolve to its current forms? Join us to find out.

    In this 5-session course, Edward Dodson explains the origins of money and the early history of credit and banking up to the appearance of fractional reserve banking. The course also covers the process leading to the establishment of the Federal Reserve System, the adoption and subsequent repeal of the Gold and Silver standard and will make the case for the return to receipt money.

    Dates: Mondays – 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26
    Time: 6:30PM to 8:00PM EST

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

  • 2021-06-17 11:00 am - 2021-06-17 12:30 pm

    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.

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

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