The HGI’s Online Course Gets Steamlined

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.

ironlawWe asked why so many people weren’t continuing with the course. You told us: there’s too much required reading! We don’t have time for that!

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

Mumia Update

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).

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