“The equal right of all men to the use of land is as clear as their equal right to breathe the air—it is a right proclaimed by the fact of their existence. For we cannot suppose that some men have a right to be in this world, and others no right.”
So wrote Henry George more than 100 years ago. Yet the fact that the fruits of nature are not equally shared lies at the heart of a great many of our economic and social ills. This talk will examine the economic principles that govern the distribution of wealth and look at practical ways the principle of Earth Sharing can be implemented, including Land Value Tax and Community Land Trusts.
This talk, given on November 13th 2013 at Schumacher College was part of a wide-ranging speaker series during the autumn of 2013 on Adventures in New Economics – a wide-ranging speaker series covering the key topics in new economic thinking today, presented by Transition Town Totnes, Totnes REconomy Project, and Schumacher College.