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.

You can join the HGI, renew dues, or make a contribution right here!

The Institute offers

distance-learning courses via the Internet and regular mail. Our three-course series in Principles of Political Economy includes Understanding Economics, Applied Economics: Globalization and Trade and Economic Science. These courses may be taken separately, but together they provide a comprehensive overview of basic economic theory and issues. The Principles of Political Economy series is recommended for college credit. For more information, Click here.

An additional advanced course explores Human Rights (by regular mail only). A certificate is given at the end of each course.

For the study of political economy you need no special knowledge, no extensive library, no costly laboratory. You do not even need text-books nor teachers, if you will but think for yourselves. All that you need is care in reducing complex phenomena to their elements, in distinguishing the essential from the accidental, and in applying the simple laws of human action with which you are familiar. Henry George

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.

Understanding Economics

Board of Directors, 2014

Gordon Dickson Abiama
Wyn Achenbaum
Hanno T. Beck
George L. Collins
Marcial A. Cordon
Mike Curtis
Mason Gaffney
Gilbert Herman
Nicholas David Rosen
Jacob Shwartz-Lucas
Mark A. Sullivan
Sue Walton


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

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