We are delighted to announce, with this issue, that the Henry George Institute and the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation have agreed to be co-publishers of this magazine. Continue reading
This April, the following letter went out to some 600 people who had expressed interest in the Henry George Institute’s program:
Good day, Friends in Many Places,
Over the past year, many of you have visited our website, and signed up for our online course — and we’re delighted that you did! But, alas, not very many of you went on to complete the course.
That’s understandable. People have very busy lives. Even interesting, worthwhile ideas can get shoved into the background.
Nevertheless, thousands of students since 1971 have found our program to be a rewarding experience.
And we listened. The Understanding Economics course has been rewritten. Now it gives you the conceptual tools you need to understand today’s economic problems — with far less required reading!
Did you get discouraged with our course because it seemed to demand too much of your time? If so, I urge you to give it another look now. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised….The three-course series is recommended for college credit from the National College Credit Recommendation Service.
We hope to hear from you soon! You CAN Understand Economics!
all best wishes, Lindy Davies, Program Director, HGI
We are delighted to report that the Henry George Institute’s Principles of Political Economy program has been approved by the National College Credit Recommendation Service. Continue reading
You might not expect much news from the Institute. You know us pretty well. Started in 1971. Membership organization. Correspondence courses. Ho-hum. Well, the news is that as of right now, the Henry George Institute is devising an expanded mission, and a more challenging definition of success. Continue reading
Usually our cover offers some sort of topical reflection of major themes dealt with in that issue. Not so, this time — the cover merely reminds us that war grinds on, shattering lives and accomplishing nothing. Continue reading
by Lindy Davies
Longtime HGI members will recall seeing articles, from time to time, by the celebrated death-row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal in this magazine. The HGI’s website carried the words “Justice for Mumia Abu-Jamal” from its inception in 1995 until last year. The link was removed after those in attendance at our membership meeting in Scranton voted to remove it. The general feeling was that the Henry George Institute, as an organization, should not promote individual causes (and particularly not ones as controversial as this).