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The Henry George Foundation of Great Britain Open Event 2022

Saturday 24th September 2022

09:15am to 6:00 pm

Georgism and Justice in the Twenty-First Century: Beyond Land Value Taxation

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Meeting ID: M890 7095 6150; Passcode: 042170

Admission Free – voluntary donations via website welcome

The work of Henry George is commonly associated with the idea of land value taxation – the ‘single tax’ on the rental value of land that would replace the unjust and inefficient taxation of production and employment. However, George was concerned not just with land rent and the land monopoly, but with monopolies and rents of all kinds, as well as wider themes concerning the ethical foundation of the economy and its place within society.

At this year’s event there will be a broad focus on the place of the economy in society, and on economic rents arising in a variety of sectors of the economy, including banking and finance, the utilities, and intellectual property.

Do join us as we explore the reasons why the ideas expressed by George in the late nineteenth century are more relevant than ever in the era of rising inflation, falling living standards, economic instability, and rapidly deteriorating environment in which we find ourselves.

09.15 Welcome and Introduction
09:30 John Christensen: “Vested Interests and the Common Good”
10.30 Break
10.45 David Triggs: “Monopolisation of Natural Resources and the Energy Affordability Crisis”
11.45 Break
12.00 Joseph Milne: “Henry George and the Common Good”
13.15 Lunch Break
14.00 Frank Peddle: A celebration of the publication of The Annotated Works of Henry George Volume V: The Science of Political Economy
15.00 Rebecca Lowe: “Space invaders: Property rights on the Moon”
16.15 Break
16.30 Robert Hockett: “The Wealth of our Commonwealth: Money, Meta-Markets, and Capital Management in a Productive Republic”
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