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A different take on Prop 10 and "The Rent is Too Damn High": a walking tour
Date Saturday November 10
Time 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/AuthorDavid Giesen
Emailinfo [at]
Location Details
American Youth Hostel
312 Mason Street
San Francisco
(meet in the lobby)
At present, in your binary frame in which capital and labor are at odds, high rent is perceived as a negative. It divides society, accentuates the ideological fractiousness twixt Red-blooded Republicans and Blue-blooded democrats, and makes living in San Francisco and California a challenge at least, and a torment for many.

But what if Rent, by which is meant, precisely, the value of "location, location, location" were recognized and treated as a commonwealth? What if all land values were collected by society to pay for public education, streets, museums, courts, health care, etc.? In that case, high Rent would mean a boon for society. It would mean that when you paid your rent, you were paying your tax! It would mean that the private landlord wouldn't get wealthy on account of owning land, but only from supplying housing. It would mean that Donald Trump would go broke because he would no longer keep the "location, location, location" rents he currently does keep!

Come along on a walking tour that opens up this "land is the peoples'" way of looking at the economy and society, a perspective that uncovers that the economy is not binary (Capital vs Labor), but trinitarian (Private land value ownership vs Capital and Labor).

Loads of San Francisco social movement stories are featured in illustrating this threesome way of experiencing Prop 10, the rent is too high, and social justice.

Added to the calendar on Friday Nov 9th, 2018 1:31 PM

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