Author Archives: Jacob Shwartz-Lucas

Young Georgist Conference: July 5th, San Francisco

 

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Stealing Africa -Why Poverty?

This excellent documentary tells the gripping story of the Zambian people –the toxic pollutants filling the air of their homes and work places, and their fight to benefit from their country’s rich copper deposits. It is a film that allowsRead the Rest »

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Wall Street’s War to Impose Austerity

Please join us for a  discussion: Pace University, New York City Room: W613 Time: Saturday, 8th of June 03:40pm-05:20pm  Wall Street had a record year in profits last year. Bonuses were up and stock prices zoomed. Meanwhile, the productive classes continuedRead the Rest »

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Have the experts finally figured out how to end poverty?

The first day of the Land and Poverty Conference, as I approached the World Bank from H Street, I noticed several homeless people still sleeping on the benches outside. As I cleared the trees separating the tiny Edward R MurrowRead the Rest »

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What the US can learn from the economic policies of Botswana

I’m here at the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference today, sharing ideas with policy makers around the world. Yesterday, I was able to pose a question to Festus Mogae, the former president of Botswana, about the country’s high taxesRead the Rest »

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Have the seeds of world war III been sown? Dig out the rents before it's too late.

Optimal Policies for Avoiding World War III. Debt, Depression and the final Crisis of Capitalism. Economic commentator Fred Harrison describes how Land Value Tax could help avert the coming crisis in capitalism & how history teaches us that world warsRead the Rest »

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Communism, welfare state – what's the next big idea?

George Monbiot: Any attempt to challenge the elite needs courage, inspiration and a truly groundbreaking proposal. Here are two to set us off. “Most of the world’s people are decent, honest and kind. Most of those who dominate us areRead the Rest »

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What the Plutocrats Don't Want You to Know: Washington Post Response

I’ve been very excited the past few days to see so many great articles published in big name journals in reference to what I see as the most fundamental issue facing our planet. How do we divide our natural “wealth”, i.e.Read the Rest »

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Weekly Social Hour:Sundays 11am-12pm CST

Hangouts We are starting a new weekly LVT social hour on Sundays using Google Hangouts. We’d like everyone who is interested in meeting other supporters, as well as curious individuals to attend. No prior understanding of LVT is required. TheRead the Rest »

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Who owns the universe? (Interactive)

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