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Share-cropping San Francisco walking tour

Date:
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Time:
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Event Type:
Teach-In
Organizer/Author:
David Giesen
Location Details:
American Youth Hostel
312 Mason Street
SF, CA


What if the corporations were abolished, and the income tax raised to 100% on income above $150,000, and the income tax on wages below $40,000 lowered to zero, and the capital gains tax raised to 60%, and the sales tax lowered to 0% on everything except luxury items such as yachts?

Would that make you happy?

But what if, after all that, there remained private income from mere ownership of parts of the earth, such as the land of San Francisco? That would be tantamount to share-cropping the earth, and all the gains to the masses indicated by the economic proposals of the first paragraph
would certainly mean that the masses would still compete for preferred locations with their increased income (increased because of no income tax on lower incomes, and the higher zone income taxes paying for public transportation, for instance).

Come along on a walking tour of downtown San Francisco that exposes how most every liberal-left-socialist economic agenda merely keeps heaping land values into the pockets of private interests. Or, if the socialist agenda is extended to government ownership of land, come along on this walking tour to see how the failure to use market forces to identify land values and tax those, results in corruption of government by special interests exerting effort to gain privileged access to "location, location, location" without having to pay for it. All former more thorough-going attempts at Socialism bear witness to that species of corruption and attendant abysmal environmental policy.

This walk reveals the insidious agenda of the opponents of city ballot measures I and F, while at the same time exposing the hapless program of the these measures' advocates.

And yes, a positive proposal is introduced in the course of the walk.
Added to the calendar on Fri, Sep 18, 2015 8:54PM
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