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|"A San Francisco Euro-American legacy of resisting oppression" walking tour|
|Date||Sunday July 17|
|Time||9:30 AM - 12:00 PM|
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American Youth Hostel
312 Mason Street
Who knew that San Francisco birthed the most far-reaching public policy proposal for effectively ending legalized oppression?
Indeed. In 1879, a youthful San Francisco social philosopher published a thorough survey of the root public policy enabling oppression, namely the privatization of land values. To counter the normative policy permitting one human being to charge rent to another person for mere access to ground location, Henry George advocated that all potential ground rent ultimately be remitted to society for use in providing social infrastructure such as streets, schools, and health care, yea all the public services and goods currently funded by taxes on people working. In short, landlords would no longer be economic lords of the land. All the land rent they collected (and the land rent they didn't collect) would be the land owner's tax bill.
Come along on a fast-paced, detail-rich, anecdote-filled walking tour of San Francisco's wholesale, game-changing contribution to public policy effectively eviscerating oppression!