The Henry George Institute
90 John Street, Suite 501 New York, NY 10038
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.
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.
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.