Land is a free gift of nature, and the whole community creates its value, so is it not right that we all share our land's wealth?
This is a house meeting that will look at poverty and land reform and if enough people are interested then we hope to turn it into a study or action circle where people can gain greater understanding and also discuss possible avenues to action.
Dave Wetzel who is CEO of Transforming Communities and is currently Chair of the Professional Land Reform Group will lead a discussion on a policy, which is designed to address poverty and avoid future economic crises. I
He will argue that if we use a share of the economic rent of land to replace or reduce existing harmful taxes, poverty and climate change can be addressed and the boom and bust cycles that have undermined the economy for well over 200 years will be a thing of the past.
The meeting will explore the link between the economic rent of the land and finance. If society can find an equitable way for sharing land wealth, communities (at home and overseas) can develop with greater economic justice and more stable finances..
Dave speaks internationally on transport and land policy matters. He is President of the Labour Land Campaign (see www.LabourLand.org) and a former Chair of the GLC’s Transport Committee, Leader of the London Borough of Hounslow, and was the first Vice-Chair of Transport for London for eight years with Ken Livingstone as Chair.
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