Birthplace Learning Event

Natural Resources, Economic Value and Money in the Global Economy

A Roundtable Discussion

A panel of experts will discuss the findings of German researcher, Stephen Ternyik, presented in his paper, “The Eco Energetic Point of View.” The event will take place, Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 4 pm – 5:30 pm at the Henry George Birthplace.

For more information or to reserve a seat, please contact Birthplace Director Alexandra Lough at

About Stephen I. Ternyik


Stephen received his Magister Artium degree in Education Management and Technology Evaluation in 1985 from the Technical University of Berlin. Ternyik served as a visiting research fellow for technical creativity at Tokyo University in 1993, and is a 1995 graduate of the Henry George Institute in New York.

Dissatisfied with the analytical framework of the social sciences, Ternyik has employed the methodology of the natural sciences in examining the role of energy (natural resources) for human social life. The more advanced human societies become, Ternyik believes, the more they have to learn about the efficient use of natural resources.

About the Panelists

Scott Baker is the Managing Editor at, where he also serves as the Economics Editor. Additionally, Scott is a blogger for Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and Global Economic Intersection. He is the author of America is Not Broke! (Tayen Lane Publishing, 2015), an updated anthology of his articles for

Edward Dodson, M.L.A., is the Senior Researcher at the Henry George Birthplace and Historical Research Center. Previously, Ed worked at Fannie Mae where he held positions as a market analyst and business manager.  He is the author of a three-volume work, The Discovery of First Principles and many published articles and in 1997 he established the online education and research project, the School of Cooperative Individualism.

Andrew Mazzone is the President of the Henry George School of Social Science Board of Trustees and a financial advisor to several New York-based corporations. Previously, Andrew served as the President of several major multinational corporations including Xiom Corporation (2004-2007), Thermal TEC Inc., (1998-2004), and TTI Holding, Inc. (1996-1998). He also held several positions at Perkin Elmer Corporation, where he worked from 1970 to 1995, including Executive Vice President and President.

Alan Tonelson serves on the Henry George School Board of Trustees and is the founder of RealityChek, a blog covering a wide range of domestic and international policy issues. Previously, Alan worked at the U.S. Business and Industry Council where he followed the impact of globalization on the U.S. economy. He is the author of The Race to the Bottom (Westview, 2000), a former fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute and holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University.

Lindy Davies serves as Program Director of the Henry George Institute and editor of the Georgist Journal.  He is the former Assistant Director of the Henry George School and author of The Alodia Scrapbook (2010).  In 2012 Lindy led a successful campaign to gain approval from the National College Credit Recommendation Service for the Henry George Institute’s political economy curriculum.

2 thoughts on “Birthplace Learning Event

  1. Your article brilliantly explains for me the disparity between sitting in the HGB, touring Society Hill or walking North Philly. As alertness is the price of freedom, an economic course direction will be necessary; surely, the accumulated wealth of the ~ 2/3 is still comfortable, but the vital future question is about new value/wealth creation and sustainability (e.g. social silicon valleys).The geonomic point of view that HG handed down to us us can surely help us to better understand and invent new economic alternatives of human productivity, in terms of the optimal use of land, labor and capital, i.e. entrepreneurial value-adding without the monetary mechanism of extracting value (some-thing) for no-thing. It is my informed guess that this innovative economic conversion of pressing human needs into new products will take place via the techno-logical wave of eco-tech, bio-tech and health tech (=de-central and cleaner tech). Best: stephen

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