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Paradox of the market: social justice pricing: the walking tour
Date Saturday December 14
Time 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorDavid Giesen
Emailinfo [at]
Location Details
American Youth Hostel
312 Mason St.
San Francisco
(meet in the lobby)
A plan for curbing sprawl, preserving natural resources, and simultaneously setting economic justice robustly on its feet need simply look to Nature's model of land use "policy."

In Nature we find neither monopoly of land ownership nor "government planning." Instead, we discover an "allocation" of land for species according to adaptation to non-organic circumstance (soil type, water availability, and solar abundance) as well as to adaptation to means of acquisition and maintenance of life using other life forms. In short, in Nature there is a near perfect market in land, with neither tyrannical kingly land ownership nor onerous, stupid "five year social plans."

Come along on a walking tour that posits that the human analog to all that natural adaptation is the transfer to society of the "opportunity cost" (the value of access to location), called economic rent by economists (and called the price of using "location, location, location" by you and me).

This price is determined by market forces independent of social and political ideologies. How much energy are you willing to give up to occupy aa given location? That is economic rent/opportunity cost/land value, call it what you will.

Come along on a free walking tour that introduces the idea of socializing land values while reviewing social movement history in San Francisco.

Added to the calendar on Wednesday Dec 11th, 2019 8:32 AM

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