Rents, Public Policy, Economic Justice - Revisiting Henry George’s Legacy
Seminar"/>

Rents, Public Policy, Economic Justice – Revisiting Henry George’s Legacy
Seminar

2018-06-09 9:45 am - 3:30 pm
Henry George School of Social Science
Phone:(212) 889-8020
Address: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

Rents, Public Policy, Economic Justice -Revisiting Henry George’s Legacy

The year 2018 may be the year of Henry George – question is, will the Henry George School of Social Science (HGSSS) show up? We say, yes we will! Attendees to this conference will learn about: Georgist movement founding; early successes and failures in the 1886-1924 era of U.S. history; contemporary practice and advocacy in the halls of power in the U.S. Northeast Corridor (Boston-D.C.); and the infrastructure push in China and the U.S. and ways it is financed. The panel will leave attendees with a radical progressive proposal, called Three’s a Charm, involving an aggressive land value capture program targeting vacant and underutilized land in NYC.

9:45 – 10:15 AM – Welcome/Who Was Henry George?

By Marty Rowland

10:15 – 11:45 AM  –  Contemporary practice of Land Value Capture / Trump and Cuomo have advanced the idea in Policy Documents

By Joshua Vincent

12:00 – 1:00 PM – Lunch-Time Presentation (brown bag lunch welcome) / Infrastructure, the Lost Element of Economics; Lessons in finance; Proposal for Three’s a Charm

By Marty Rowland

1:00 – 1:40 PM – Q&A

By Joshua Vincent & Marty Rowland

1:40 – 3:10 PM – Robbing the Consumer, Enslaving the Worker, Milking the Taxpayer: The Trifecta of Economic Injustice and Inequality

By Yannis Tziligakis

3:10 – 3:30 PM – Q&A

By Yannis Tziligakis

Joshua Vincent is an advocate for an innovative system of land taxation that encourages urban development and discourages urban disinvestment. Land value taxation system typically lowers property taxes on homeowners and vastly increases new construction and infill construction in urban areas. He has worked with tax departments and elected officials in restructuring their taxation to a land value-based system and conducted over 50 land value impact studies for cities across the United States since 1995.

Yannis Tziligakis is an independent thinker/educator/researcher, a published scientist, philosopher, a publicly performing musician and Public Access TV producer and demosiographer. He has done work for various international Institutions NCNR-DEMOCRITOS, CERN, NCN, ,Univ of Michigan, Beckman Inst., Illinois Research Board, GSMT, HGS, IU, Jufeel Health Foundation-UN, etc..He is the founder of the GET-GIVE initiative which engages in education, advocacy and dissemination of the ideas and writings of Henry George towards social and economic justice. A frequent writer and public speaker with Common Ground USA, HGSSS, OIKOS, The New School, The Hellenic American Education Association, EarthSharing-Australia, NYSEC, CCNY, MNN, Left Forum. He is also vice-President of the International Union for Land Value Taxation for EU/Greece.

Marty Rowland is Education Chair for the HGSSS Board of Trustees, Senior Fellow with the Asset Leadership Network, Professional Engineer, and infrastructure policy expert. Works for NYC, writes standards for ASTM. A frequent presenter at the HGSSS, NYC Left Forum, and other venues.

 

Location: Henry George School of Social Science, 149 East 38th Street (Between Lexington & 3rd Avenue) New York, NY 10016
Time: 9:45 AM – 3:30 PM
Date: Saturday, June 9, 2018
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