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The "Marx forgot to read Moses" walking tour
Date Saturday May 13
Time 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location Details
American Youth Hostel
312 Mason Street
San Francisco
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/AuthorDavid Giesen
When one actually reads Volume 3 of Karl Marx's CAPITAL, one comes away quite certain that what Marx refers to as "surplus value" is substantially economic rent because Marx says so, just as clearly as that.

When the Torah asserts that the value of land/Creation (known to economists as economic rent) cannot be sold, and can only be leased at the value of its average harvest, it is plain that on the theological basis that G-d, not man, made land land is not to be treated as an instrument for private income, it is plain that the Hebrews had a very good handle on a just economic set up.

Come along on a walking tour of San Francisco social movement history that connects Marx with Moses. Had Marx closely read the Torah's economic program he would have saved a good deal of time and simply translated into contemporary legislation the intent of the Jubilee, namely to socialize the economic rent of land and leave laborers alone to enjoy the fruit of their labor.

Along the way you'll hear of the Mormon hegira, the Black Panthers, the LGBT liberation movement, the Gold Rush land rush, The Diggers, Occupy, the current (and decades long chronic) housing debacle, and more!
Added to the calendar on Tuesday May 9th, 2017 5:02 PM
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