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COMING EVENTS 2017 AT
Henry George House
122 Little Eveleigh Street REDFERN
(unless otherwise stated in the event)
Free Admission, Refreshments Served

IN APRIL

ADVANCED COURSE: MANAGING THE COMMONS
Sunday, 9 April
10:00 - 12:00 nn
Delivered by Richard Giles, President.

 

The third course in the series will examine the way commons are managed to ensure equal rights of access.  It will also further discuss examples George gives of the management of ‘commons’ in the larger sense of productive land. Recommended reading is The Theory of Common Charges on Common Land: From Georgism to Geoism. by Richard Giles (copies available for $25). Additional notes to be provided for free.


FREE CERTIFICATE COURSES: FIRST OFFERING (on April, between school terms) from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm; repeated at 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. Students may attend courses on the dates interchangeably or repeatedly.

Introductory: Economic Philosophy for Those Seeking Social Justice.
Principles. Monday 10th April
Economics:. Tuesday 11th April
Public Policy. Wednesday 12th April

Intermediate: Political Economy for Those Seeking Social Justice
A Free & Open Society; An Enclosed Society: Tuesday 18th April
An Enslaved Society & "Seeing the Cat": Wednesday 19th April


PRIVATE VIEWING AND DISCUSSION: Selma
Sunday, 23 April. 2:00 – 5:00 pm.


This film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

READING COURSE:
Our Land and Land Policy.
Henry George's first book.
Chapter Three. "Land and Labour
."

Friday, 28 April. 1:30 -4:30 pm

The relationship between land and labour discussion has been sorely neglected in mainstream economics. How does access to land determine wages? How does the application of labour and capital on land affect its value? Join us at the reading course to seek the answers.

SEMINAR

When Disaster Strikes: Potential Applications of Georgist Political Economy in Disaster Struck Areas

5 March 2017
2:00 - 4:00


How can areas struck by major calamities recover expeditiously and efficiently? By applying Georgist political economy, Joffre Balce, Secretary of the Association for Good Government presents and discusses his case for the Visayas, Philippines that was struck by Typhoon Haian/Yolanda in 2013 but is still in need of assistance.


READING COURSE:
Our Land and and Policy

Henry George’s first book.
10 March.. 1:30 - 4:30 pm.
Chapter Two. The Lands of California.


Our Land and and Policy was Henry George’s first book published. Even before the publication of Progress and Poverty in 1879, San Francisco political economist and publisher Henry George (1839-1897) had written extensively about what he considered to be the causes for worldwide economic inequity—land monopolization and speculation by wealthy entrepreneurs and corrupt politicians. But his attacks on these evils were coupled with a plan for a possible brighter future, for a world in which disparities between people of different classes could be adjusted. By the time he died in 1897, his assessments of liberal 19th-century economic theory were critically acclaimed in Europe and the United States.

GEORGIST SYMPOSIUM.
Georgist Inspirations in Dr. Sun Yat Sen's Economic Thought
Saturday, 11 March. 4:00 - 6:00 pm


Join us in discussing Sun Yat Sen’s Economic Philosophy & Influence on Modern China. In commemoration of the 92nd Death Anniversary of the Father of the Chinese Republic whose economic policies were inspireds by Henry George’s literature.


Advanced Course: Managing the Commons
12 March 2016
10:30 - 12:30 nn
Delivered by Richard Giles, President.




The course continues to examine the way urban commons are managed to ensure equal rights of access.  It will also discuss examples George gives of the management of ‘commons’ in the larger sense of productive land. Recommended reading is The Theory of Common Charges on Common Land: From Georgism to Geoism. by Richard Giles (copies available for $25). Additional notes to be provided for free.


 

FEBRUARY

Georgist Symposium: Examining Botswana

Saturday 4 February 2017
2:00 - 4:30 pm



Unknown to many, Botswana is one of the fastest growing economies since the mid sixties, matching even Singapore's. It is a leading diamond producer that has overcome what Jeffrey Sachs calls "the commodity curse" that plagues mineral rich nations in the Third World with massive poverty & inequality.

How has it bucked the trend of Sun Saharan nations? Was it a fluke? Is it sustainable?

Join us for an afternoon of viewing a few video documentaries & discussing them.

https://www.meetup.com/Association-for-Good-Government/events/237354620/

Reading Course: Our Land & Land Policy
First Session
Friday 10 February 2017
1:30 - 4:30 pm



Our Land and and Policy was Henry George’s first book published. Even before the publication of Progress and Poverty in 1879, San Francisco political economist and publisher Henry George (1839-1897) had written extensively about what he considered to be the causes for worldwide economic inequity—land monopolization and speculation by wealthy entrepreneurs and corrupt politicians. But his attacks on these evils were coupled with a plan for a possible brighter future, for a world in which disparities between people of different classes could be adjusted. By the time he died in 1897, his assessments of liberal 19th-century economic theory were critically acclaimed in Europe and the United States.

The first session covers the First Chapter on "The Lands of the United States" where he tackles the question on what is now known as the carrying capacity of a country.


Advanced Course: Managing the Commons
12 February 2016
10:30 - 12:00 nn
Delivered by Richard Giles, President.



The course will examine the way urban commons are managed to ensure equal rights of access.  It will also discuss examples George gives of the management of ‘commons’ in the larger sense of productive land. Recommended reading is The Theory of Common Charges on Common Land: From Georgism to Geoism. by Richard Giles (copies available for $25). Additional notes to be provided for free.


IN JANUARY

Georgist Symposium:
Cafeteria Georgism &
the Missing Ingredients

27 January 2017
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Secretary Joffre Balce shares his observation and insights on the partial applications of Georgist public policy and results from his recent travel to Asia, the US & Europe.

Free admission. Refreshments Served.


Private Viewing & Discussion:

Sunday 29 January 2017
2:00 - 5:00 pm


A Lunar New Year event.

Empire of Silver is a 2009 historical epic film written and directed by Christina Yao, based on the novel The Silver Valley by Cheng Yi. It focuses on a wealthy banking clan in Pingyao, Shanxi and its fortunes during the turn-of-the-century Chinese economic and political turmoil. The film stars Aaron Kwok and Jennifer Tilly. (Wikipedia)

Visually stunning and dramatically surprising, Christina Yao’s Empire of Silver is a self-assured debut film that manages to be epic in scale and intimate in focus.

Based on true stories about China during the Qing Dynasty in the late 19th century, Empire of Silver tells a story of banking intrigue informed by family values. But they’re unlike values or business practices that you’ll find in contemporary banking.

You only have to compare the morality of the characters in Empire of Silver with that of the bankers in the film adaptation of Andrew Ross Sorkin’s Too Big to Fail on HBO. On the one hand, there’s a fear of failing the customer; on the other, it’s a “what’s in it for me?” mentality. (HuffPost Review)

Free admission. Refreshments served.

 


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