The Henry George Institute

121 East 30th Street, New York, NY 10016
Email: [email protected]

is incorporated as a non-profit organization in New York State. Founded in 1971, it is a membership organization supported by dues and contributions. In the belief that the philosophy of Henry George has important answers to today's urgent problems, the Institute is established to promote this philosophy by educational means. Here is our current list of members.

This map bears a stamp from every country in which the HGI has had students.

The Institute offers

five courses via correspondence, four of them in online versions. There is the three-course series in Principles of Political Economy, of which Understanding Economics, counts as the first. The other two courses in the series, Applied Economics: Globalization and Trade and Economic Science, consider the application of economic principles to problems local and international, and a deeper study of economic theory. Additional courses explore Human Rights and Liberation Theology and Land Reform. A certificate is given at the end of each course. (Note: the Henry George Institute is not authorized to grant academic credit. Any granting of such credit for our courses would have to be taken up with an accredited institution. Information on our courses will be provided to such institutions upon request.)
Statement of purpose

In accordance with the philosophy of Henry George, the Henry George Institute holds that all persons have a right to the use of the earth and that all have a right to the fruits of their labor. To implement these rights it is proposed that the rent of land be taken by the community as public revenue, and that all taxes on labor and the fruits of labor be abolished. The Institute believes with George that "liberty means justice and justice is the natural law," and that the social and economic ills besetting the world today are the result of non-conformance to natural law. The Institute pledges itself to bring this philosophy to the attention of the public by all suitable means.

We invite

interested persons who are in accord with the Georgist philosophy to join. Annual dues are $20; contributions above this amount are welcome, and all contributions are tax deductible.

Members receive

a membership card, a copy of the By-laws, notices of meetings and other communications, and The Georgist Journal, an international quarterly of news and exchange of views. Members are eligible to vote in the annual election for the Board of Directors and Nominating Committee.

For a sample copy of the Georgist Journal, click here.

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