HOUSE MEETING - Land Reform, Poverty & The Distribution of Wealth

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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  • Dave W.

    Thanks to all who attended and participated in an excellent discussion on annual Land Value Tax. We agreed to continue to meet as the "Land Reform Circle" and our next meeting in a month's time will discuss Community Land Trusts. Date and venue to be agreed.

    1 · February 14, 2013

  • Mothiur R.

    Those in this group may be interested in a Global21 webinar on Mon Feb 18, on "Sharing as a solution to the Global Crises".

    It is hosted by "Share the World's Resources" (STWR) (http://www.stwr.org­). If you go to STWR's webpage, there was a seminar they hosted on 18 January on Land Value Taxation with the Henry George Foundation:

    "STWR were pleased to speak at an event last week on ‘Earth Rights and Sharing World Resources', organised by the Henry George Foundation of Great Britain and held courtesy of the London School for Economic Science. The afternoon event was chaired by David Triggs, Chairman of the Henry George Foundation, and involved a discussion with STWR's director and editor (Rajesh Makwana and Adam Parsons) and Alanna Hartzog, co-director of the Earth Rights Institute and General Secretary of the International Union for the Taxation of Land Values. "

    link below to webinar:

    http://www.meetup.com/21stCentu...­

    February 13, 2013

  • Alex

    Really good.

    February 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry got to work

    February 12, 2013

    • Dave W.

      No problem Simon, these things happen - hope to see you at a future meeting on this subject of land wealth or perhaps you could see my website www.Labour Land.org or email me for more info' [masked]

      February 12, 2013

  • Matt H.

    Sorry sounds really interesting but still on crutches with broken foot so top-floor flat is a bit daunting ;-)

    February 8, 2013

    • Dave W.

      No problem Matt, these things happen - hope your leg recovers, and to see you at a future meeting on this subject of land wealth or perhaps you could see my website www.Labour Land.org or email me for more info' [masked]

      February 12, 2013

  • Matthew (Maciej) L.

    Is there any chance that new places would become avaiable? I would be very interested in attending.

    February 11, 2013

    • Dave W.

      No problem Matt, these things happen - hope your leg recovers, and to see you at a future meeting on this subject of land wealth or perhaps you could see my website www.Labour Land.org or email me for more info' [masked]

      February 12, 2013

    • Dave W.

      Hi Matt, ring me for info' re tonight's meeting if you still wish to attend -[masked]

      February 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This actually clashes with another event but, depending on where it is, I would be really interested in attending

    January 28, 2013

    • Dave W.

      Cheers Colin, As this is intended to be the inauguration of a study/action circle We will post you of future meetings.

      February 7, 2013

    • Dave W.

      Hi Colin, hope to see you at a meeting on this subject of land wealth or perhaps you could see my website www.Labour Land.org or email me for more info' [masked]

      February 12, 2013

  • Ed

    Regrettably away that day

    January 28, 2013

    • Dave W.

      Cheers Ed, As this is intended to be the inauguration of a study/action circle We will post you of future meetings.

      February 7, 2013

    • Dave W.

      Hi Ed, these things happen - hope to see you at a future meeting on this subject of land wealth or perhaps you could see my website www.Labour Land.org or email me for more info' [masked]

      February 12, 2013

  • terence f.

    Sorry to miss this but I have a committee meeting

    January 28, 2013

    • Dave W.

      Cheers Terence, As this is intended to be the inauguration of a study/action circle We will post you of future meetings.

      February 7, 2013

    • Dave W.

      No problem Terence, enjoy your committee mtg - hope to see you at a future meeting on this subject of land wealth or perhaps you could see my website www.Labour Land.org or email me for more info' [masked]

      February 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    no

    February 7, 2013

    • Dave W.

      Hi Karen, If you are interested in the possibilities for land policies to improve our society please contact me at [masked]

      February 12, 2013

  • Elis

    Not sure if I can make it tomorrow...

    February 11, 2013

    • Dave W.

      No problem Ellis, these things happen - hope to see you at a future meeting on this subject of land wealth or perhaps you could see my website www.Labour Land.org or email me for more info' [masked]

      February 12, 2013

  • Dan S.

    Very sorry, I was only confirmed yesterday and unfortunately have made other commitments

    February 12, 2013

    • Dave W.

      No problem Dan, these things happen - hope to see you at a future meeting on this subject of land wealth or perhaps you could see my website www.Labour Land.org or email me for more info' [masked]

      February 12, 2013

  • Ruby

    Very sorry but something urgent has come up last minute and I need to cancel.

    February 12, 2013

    • Dave W.

      No problem Ruby, these things happen - hope to see you at a future meeting on this subject of land wealth or perhaps you could see my website www.Labour Land.org or email me for more info' [masked]

      February 12, 2013

  • David B.

    Thoroughly looking forward to this, thank you for organising.

    January 28, 2013

    • Dave W.

      Cheers David,

      February 7, 2013

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