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|The "Willie Brown was once a georgist" walking tour|
|Date||Sunday January 03|
|Time||9:30 AM - 12:00 PM|
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American Youth Hostel
312 Mason St.
True story. Willie Brown once upon a time --1973-- declared himself in favor of taxing land values up to the point of eliminating private income from mere ownership of land. That would mean the immediate funding of all the subsidized housing San Francisco now needs. But more than that it would mean the immediate rise in the wage scale (without needing minimum wage legislation).
Come along on a walking tour of Willie Brown's San Francisco. It begins with a letter of his stating his support of socializing land values, wends its way through the Tenderloin's marginalized sidewalk "public housing option" displacement, makes a 90 degree turn where the Black Panthers mapped SF's race/class neighborhoods, and then climbs Grant Street to the site commemorating San Francisco's closest approach to extending the "40 acres and a mule" doctrine to the world community.
"If Golden Gate Park represents the best humanity can devise, and if the Golden Gate Bridge represents the means of spanning the currents and tides of historic, hierarchical social thought to get to the Park, and if Alcatraz represents systems that trap us in bunkum patterns of thought, then Giesen's Willie Brown walk is The Bridge." --Thomas More to Grey Brechin.