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"The Golden Rule" housing justice walking tour
Date Saturday August 09
Time 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location Details
American Youth Hostel
312 Mason Street
San Francisco
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorDavid Giesen
Do to others what you would have them do to you.

If you built a house for someone, wouldn't you expect an equivalent value to be presented in return? Value for value?

But how does that work when it comes to land and its value?

Nobody made land/Nature, so how come its value/Rent can be collected by one human being from another? Is it anything but absurd for one being to charge another being for the mere right of access to Nature, to the Universe?

"Oh," some say, "I put a building on the land." But isn't the value of the building just that, the value of the building? The value of the land upon which the building stands is a function of the presence of others and of the stuff those others have made.

Come along on a walking tour of San Francisco social movement history which explores justice from the perspective that applying the Golden Rule to land and its value reveals solutions to a host of human interest issues, not the least of which is housing affordability in the Bay Area and beyond.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Aug 6th, 2014 8:18 AM

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