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Juggling Flaming Piranhas, or The Accidental Death of Leftie Politics: the walking tour
Date Saturday October 26
Time 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/AuthorDavid Giesen
Emailinfo [at] TheCommonsSF.org
Phone415-948-4265
Location Details
the American Youth Hostel
312 Mason Street
San Francisco
(meet in the lobby)
This past Wednesday I heard on the radio the most foolish ignorance contaminating the eloquent, heartfelt truths spoken by a KPFA guest and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Aaron Glantz. Glantz himself spoke both the truths and the foolishness. Glantz' new book, Home Wreckers, identifies the vile-acting vultures--many alive and well in the Trump Administration--who feasted on the home foreclosures following the 2008 real estate collapse. The author detailed how these financial opportunists wrangled real estate wealth away from hundreds of thousands of Americans. True enough. But then Glantz decried this loss because real estate wealth was the best sort of personal wealth cache for the general population.

Wrong! The great aspect of real estate wealth lies in land values, not home values; and land values are a socially-produced item, not a personally-produced item. In short, Glantz defends the privatization of land values! Trump could wish no more eloquent champion for the principle he lives by: It's my land and my land values.

Come on a FREE walking tour of San Francisco social movement history that reveals the self-defeating allegiance of Leftie Politics Advocates to "leaving land values out of discussion." The walk inaugurates that discussion.

The Earth. Your place or mine? How about ours?

Added to the calendar on Wednesday Oct 23rd, 2019 9:08 PM
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