The Henry George Foundation


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Dedicated to promoting principles expounded by Henry George in the conviction that they offer the only true basis of Economic Freedom and Social Justice, and that their application will remove involuntary poverty, promote industrial and international peace, and make all other reforms easier of accomplishment, and generally contribute to the welfare of humanity.

The Foundation supports educational courses, meetings, research, and publications directed at promoting a better understanding of George's ideas and developing them to address the economic issues of the day.


18 - 20 year cycles

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The 18 - 20 year economic cycle

A Talk by Akhil Pater

This is a special talk in the present series of study sessions on the laws of Plato and George's Insights into natural law in the government of society.

The present economic arrangements governing the interaction between labour, land and capital have prevailed and developed since the Land Enclosures and the Industrial Revolution. Akhil will give his observations on this and explore the theory that present day economies move in 18 to 20 year periods of expansive followed by depressive activity. He will elaborate on the regularity and predictability of this and how it may affect business and investment. The talk will cover how the cycles play out, their key phases and important dates from recent economic history. The talk will also show that this is not a phenomenon confined to the west;emerging economies are now beating to the same rythmn.

Akhil is director of Ascendent Strategy, an Advisory company established to carry on further research in economic cycles and help investors and corporate directors apply these insights to important strategic decisions. More information is available at the Ascendent Strategy website. Akhil developed an interest in economic cycles after reading the works of Henry George and other writers who recognise the operation of natural law and how its manifestation is affected by conditions at the point of interaction between land and labour under manmade law.

This talk will be self-contained and not limited to those who currently attend the series.


Friday 14th March 6.40 - 8.10 pm

11,Mandeville place (courtesy School of Economic Science)

All Welcome Admission Free

Donations to the Foundation Voluntary







The Taxing Question of Land

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Henry George Foundation

School's Poster Competition

£1000 in prizes

to be shared between you and your school

£500 first prize; 5 runners up each receive £100


Today's post crash Britain faces many economic and social challenges. At the same time there is a doubt whether conventional economic thinking has the answers. Our newly commissioned film: The Taxing Question of Land explores a refreshingly different approach to economic reform and explores how this could be applied in practice in Britain today. It is influenced by the ideas of American economist Henry George.

We are looking for students to produce colourful, eye-catching poster designs we can use to promote the film and its message. To enter, watch the film below and follow the 'How to Enter' instructions for a chance to win a joint prize of £500 for %%school%% to be shared equally with your winning student. Runners up joint prizes of £100 will be awarded to a further five outstanding entries.

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How to Enter
To enter the competition simply produce a poster (A3) which conveys the main ideas in the film and the connections between them. The poster can be produced either on computer or by hand but should be submitted as a digitised pdf file for reproduction purposes. Each entry must have separately attached the name and age of the student and name and address of their school. None of this information should however be included on the poster itself as the judges will only see posters that carry an identification code that will be attached by the competition administrator.

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Entry is open to an pupil or student under 19 on 31 August 2014.

To be eligible posters must be received by 3rd May. The winners will be announced by 1st June. The Foundation reserves the right to use any winning entries for promotional and/or educational purposes and will not be able to return any entries after the competition.

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Posters will be judged on content, style and effectiveness at conveying their message.

Additional Information
If you require additional information about this competition or would like a representative of the Henry George Foundation to visit your school to present the film and lead a discussion on it contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 0800 048 8537.


Renaissance in England

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The Henry George Foundation of Great Britain

is pleased to extend an invitation to a meeting to consider




Adrian Bertoluzzi

This is a complementary talk in the present series of study sessions on the Laws of Plato and George’s insights into natural law in the government of society.

In previous talks, Adrian has explored the influences of Ficino and Plato on Rulers and Scholars in Florence and generally in Europe.    In this talk, he will give further observations on how the Classical ideas took hold in England - notably by worthies such as John Colet, Sir Walter Raleigh, Shakespeare -  and found favour by Queen Elizabeth I and her Court.

This talk will be self-contained and is not limited to those who are currently attending the series.

Friday 14th February 2014

6.40pm - 8.10 pm

11 Mandeville Place, London, W1U 3AJ (Courtesy of The School of Economic Science)

All Welcome – Admission Free


Donations to the Foundation voluntary


Programme Spring 2014

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Studies in natural law

Friday Evenings

Commencing 24 January 2014 (6.40 - 8.10pm)


11 Mandeville Place , London , W1U 3AJ .

Courtesy of School of Economic Science


Economics for Professional Development - David Triggs (24 Jan, 7 Feb, 28 March)

This is a new project to develop and market courses on the science of political economy that address the needs of a wide range of professions as they seek to refine and develop their competence along the lines required by their professional institutions. During these three sessions David will rehearse some of the material that he has prepared. For those who have never studied economics the courses are intended to provide a fascinating introduction to those aspects of natural law that underpin it. For those with previous exposure to the subject, they should be a refreshing challenge. Development is currently at an early stage and David will welcome constructive observations from anyone who would or could be interested in helping with the development of the project.

Plato’s Laws - Joseph Milne and Richard Bolton (31 Jan, 7 March, 21 March)

This is an ongoing study of Plato’s prescription for law in the city/state.  The translation of Plato used is by Thomas L Prangle available from: Alternatively, you can download it (or pages from it) from: Copies of the material of study each evening will be available.

Special Presentations  - 14th February Adrian Bertoluzzi and 14th March Akhil Patel.

SES Annual Economics Lecture - Peter Bowman 28th February

The class will attend this lecture by Peter Bowman who in addition to being the head of Economics faculty of the School of Economic Science is also a Director of the Henry George Foundation.

All Welcome

Admission Free - Donations Optional

Please note there will no meeting on Friday 21 February (Half Term)



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