5. (2013 December) Announcements: HGS NYC December Seminar Series

Henry George School of Social Science
Open to all and tuition-free

Friday, December 6 at 6:30 PM
Lots of Luxuries, Lack of Necessities
The free market system does wonderful work providing luxury goods and services of all kinds. When it comes to the day-to-day necessities of life though, the free market often does not deliver the goods and services needed by society. Why? This seminar explores the range of scenarios where free markets fail and evaluates the actions typically taken to correct market failure.

Thursday, December 12 at 6:30 PM
Documentary Film and Discussion “The Killing Fields”

Tuesday, December 17 at 6:30 PM
Henry George for the Twenty-First Century
Ron Rubin explores how modern day economists, including Leon MacLaren, Herman Daly and Charles Eisenstein, have built upon Henry George’s framework of economic justice.

Wednesday, December 18 at 6:30 PM
Making Room for a Planet of Cities
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Esteban Rodriguez outlines measures of urban growth, and the steps necessary to ensure and finance sustainable growth of urban areas.

Thursday, December 19 at 6:30 PM
Cheap Products, Human Misery
The relentless drive to produce cheap consumer goods has human and social costs, often for those in developing countries. This detailed case study of apparel manufacturing in Bangladesh examines various mechanisms to raise workers’ wages and standard of living.

Friday, December 20 at 6:30 PM
College Education: Certain Debt, Uncertain Income

Soaring costs for education, together with limited job opportunities and stagnant wage growth, place substantial financial and psychological burdens on students. Noted columnist and researcher Matt Leichter reviews tuition inflation, cuts in public funding and the business of lending to students. Mr. Leichter will also propose reforms to the system of financing college education.

Henry George School of Social Science
121 East 30th Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues), New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-889-8020 Email: hengeoschool@att.net
Online: www.henrygeorgeschool.org
Meetup group: www.meetup.com/Progress-and-Prosperity-Land-and-Liberty-New-York-City/

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