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COMING EVENTS IN
APRIL 2018

 



REGULAR ACTIVITIES AT 122 Little Eveleigh Street Redfern NSW 2016

Free Admission, Refreshments Served

SEMINAR
A BRIEF HISTORY AND FUTURE OF MONEY: FROM BARTER TO BLOCKCHAIN & BEYOND

6:00 - 8:00 pm
FRIDAY 13 April 2018
AND
2:00 - 4:00 pm SUNDAY 15 April 2018


Explore the past and future of money from its origins in early civilisations to its potentials at the crossroads of contemporary information technology driven economies.


SPEAKER: JOFFRE BALCE
Secretary of the Association for Good Government. Former Australian Research Council and UNSW Law Faculty sponsored PhD Scholar, Convenor for the Think Tank for the Developing Country Debt Country Debt of the Macquarie University's Global Leaders Program and Policy Adviser to Jubilee Australia. In the Philippines, he held various top positions in management, research and consultancies in the corporate, government and non-profit sectors.

 

PRIVATE VIEWING AND DISCUSSION: THE BIG SHORT

2:00-5:00 PM SATURDAY 14 APRIL 2018


The Big Short is a commercially successful 2015 US docu-historical comedy drama based on the 2010 besteller The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis about the series of events which eventually led to tjhe US Sub  Pre Crisis whose effects of which the world economy has not fully recovered.

 

WAS HENRY GEORGE A LAND NATIONALIZER?
2:00 - 4:00 pm. Sunday, 22 April.

Controversial in Georgist conversations is if Henry George was for eliminating private property by nationalising land ownership. The key lies in reviewing the very primary literature of George himself which is essential to understanding it in the context of a democracy  than resort to arguments of pragmatism which tends to compormise individual liberties.

Speaker: Richard Giles
President of the Association for Good Government
Richard Giles has been the Association’s Secretary for over 25 years and the Editor of its magazine Good Government for even longer. He has spoken at various events around Australia and overseas and was a history teacher at the De La Salle College and holds a graduate degree in Education.



PAST EVENTS
MARCH
SEMINAR
Blockchain & Its Economic Implications

2:00 – 4:00 pm, Sunday. 4 March


Cut to the chase & understand the the opportunities & threats behind the recent game-changing technology that global markets now face.


Speaker: Nathan Waters

Nathan Waters is a millennial founder of Peerism a blockchain-based response to job automation and wealth inequality by sharing the wealth from artificial intelligence, SydEthereum Australia's largest monthly cryptocurrency for democracy meet-up & Hackagong, Australia's largest independent hackathon since 2012.


PRIVATE VIEWING & DISCUSSION
How the Rich Get Richer
2:00 – 4:00 pm. Saturday. 10 March.


A Deutsche Welle documentary that discusses & explains stagnant wages, precarious employment, exploding real estate prices, zero interest rate and volatile financial markets. What danger lies in wait for ordinary citizens? Discussions follow the viewing.

READING COURSE
on
Progress & Poverty
Book Three: The Laws of Distribution

6:00 - 8:00 pm. Friday. 16 March
The reading course, which leads to a writers' workshop for contributors to the Annual Conference, begins with the discussion of two fundamental chapters: interest & its cause; of spurious capital & of profits often mistaken for interest.

SEMINAR
Local Government
& the Spectre of Economic Rent-Seeking

2:00 – 4:00 pm, Sunday. 18 March.

Economic rents, in short, is unearned incomes that arise from natural and social advantages & benefits of location. Therefore, to whom else must it belong other than the very sources -- nature and society? The seminar is a timely confrontation of the issue beginning from where it is literally closest to home -- local government.
Speaker: Joe Nagy

Small business adviser & private investment coach. He retired from a career in international banking and finance that spans across decades and continents. He is currently a Convenor of the Politics in the Pub in Sydney.

SEMINAR

WHAT DEMOCRACY?
Sunday 25 March. 2:00 - 4:00 pm

What the kind of democracy do we have?  What kind of democracy do we want?  This talk examines the democracy we have and different visions of democracy that are offered in its place.

Speaker: Richard Giles
President of the Association for Good Government
Richard Giles has been the Association’s Secretary for over 25 years and the Editor of its magazine Good Government for even longer. He has spoken at various events around Australia and overseas and was a history teacher at the De La Salle College and holds a graduate degree in Education.



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PAST EVENTS
FEBRUARY 2018
122 Little Eveleigh Street
Redfern NSW 2016
Free Admission,
Refreshments Served


PRIVATE VIEWING & DISCUSSION

2:00 - 5:00 pm
Saturday 3 February

A BBC production of the inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the last King of Bechuanaland & the first President of the modern Botswana, and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, Apartheid and empire to uphold equality in rights that was to be essential to the nation's economic turnaround.


FACULTY DEVELOPMENT:
MEMBERS ONLY
Workshop: Introduction to Participatory Methodology

1:30 - 5:00 pm
Sunday 4 February

The workshop will be facilitated by an experienced practitioner of ZOPP approach (Zielorientierte Projektplanung, or GOPP- Goal Oriented Project Planning - as it is sometimes presented in English). Used and promoted by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ - German Technical Cooperation), its application to education will be explored by participants under a framework of equality in rights and democracy to achieve synergy in team learning & in mutual education.

READING COURSE
Progress & Poverty
Book Three: The Laws of Distribution

6:00 - 8:00 pm.
Friday. 9 February



The reading course, which leads to a writers' workshop for contributors to the Annual Conference, begins with the discussion of two fundamental chapters: the inquiry narrowed to the laws of distribution -- necessary relationship  of these laws; rent and the law of rent.

SPECIAL COURSE
Economic History IV:
The Enlightenment and the Birth of Political Economy


2:00 - 5:00 pm
Sunday 11 February

This is the fourth of a series on the history of economic thought and development. It is a study of the originators of political economy, the classical economists, the period they lived under, the controversies and challenges to the ancien regime of feudalism, the greed of mercantilism, the explosion of scientific discovery
and support for economic and political liberties.

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JANUARY 2018


Private Viewing & Discussion
2:00 pm Saturday 20 January

WHO OWNS NEW ZEALAND NOW?


Kiwi investigative journo Bryan Bruce confronts the questions & seek answers not just in New Zealand but overseas. The data will amaze & can frighten audiences not only about facing the future but about confronting their own motives.


Georgist Symposium
Jose Marti & the Cuban Revolution
2:00 pm, Sunday 21 January

José Julián Martí Pérez (January 28, 1853 – May 19, 1895) was a Cuban National Hero and an important figure in Latin American literature. During his life, he was a poet, essayist, journalist, revolutionary philosopher, translator, professor, publisher, Freemason, political theorist, and supporter of Henry George's economic reforms. Through his writings and political activity, he became a symbol for Cuba's bid for independence against Spain in the 19th century, and is referred to as the "Apostle of Cuban Independence.


FOR MEMBERS:
ANNUAL PLANNING SESSION
1:30 pm Sunday 28th January

Take part in the annual planning activity to raise public awareness, deepen our education, enliven interest & make our policy positions felt.

 


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