Robert Schalkenbach Foundation

Robert Schalkenbach Foundation

The Robert Schalkenbach Foundation (RSF) is a private operating foundation, founded in 1925, to promote public awareness of the social philosophy and economic reforms advocated by famed 19th century thinker and activist, Henry George.

Today, RSF remains true to its founding doctrine, and through efforts focused on education, communities, outreach, and publishing, works to create a world in which all people are afforded the basic necessities of life and the natural world is protected for generations to come.

“Men like Henry George are rare, unfortunately. One cannot 
imagine a more beautiful combination of intellectual keenness, 
artistic form and fervent love of justice. Every line is written
 as if for our generation. The spreading of these works is a
really deserving cause, for our generation especially has many
 and important things to learn from Henry George.
”

~ Albert Einstein

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UPCOMING EVENT

University of Scranton - Fall Henry George Lecture

University of Scranton – Fall Henry George Lecture

Human Capital, Inequality and Growth Made possible through RSF support, the University of Scranton’s 34th Annual Henry George Lecture will …
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FEATURED PROJECT

Who Owns the Earth? A San Francisco Library Exhibition

Who Owns the Earth? A San Francisco Library Exhibition

Created with support from RSF, this exhibit highlights Henry George, the social theorist and economist, who observed this paradox 140 …
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DIRECTORS' PERSPECTIVES

The Economics of Land Use Controls

The Economics of Land Use Controls

Restrictions on and regulation of land use are known as “zoning” in the United States and “planning” in the United …
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THE LANDLORD’S GAME (LLG): Precursor to Monopoly

THE LANDLORD’S GAME (LLG): Precursor to Monopoly

The TV game show Jeopardy on September 5, 2019 posed this fact for its contestants’ response: THE ORIGINS OF THIS …
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IN THE NEWS​

Here’s Who Owns the Most Land in America (10/6/2019) Photo by Alexa Gaul on Unsplash The 100 largest private landowners in the U.S. own 40 million acres—an area the size of Florida. By Dave Merrill, Devon Pendleton, Sophie Alexander, Jeremy C.F. Lin and Andre TartarSeptember 6, 2019  Jeff Bezos…
The Dollar Store Backlash Has Begun (9/30/2019) The U.S. has added 10,000 of these budget retail outlets since 2001. But some towns and cities are trying to push back. CityLab | Tanvi Misra It has become an increasingly common story: A dollar store opens up in an…
How Dollar General Took Over Rural America (9/23/2019) As the chain opens stores at the rate of three a day across the U.S., often in the heart of ‘food deserts’, some see Dollar General as an admission that a town is failing. The Guardian | Chris McGreal When…

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Robert Schalkenbach Foundation
211 East 43rd St, Suite 400, New York, NY 10017, Phone 212-683-6424, Toll-Free 800-269-9555, Fax 212-683-6454, [email protected]