2017 Conference: Bridging the Left-Right Divide

2017: Bridging the Left-Right Divide

Thursday, July 27 – Monday, July 31

Hilton Garden Inn
O’Fallon, Illinois

Day One: Friday, July 28:

Don Killoren on the neglect of real estate in St. Louis, and Andrew Theising on how land value tax would revitalize the East. St. Louis waterfront.

Joshua Vincent on progress in Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

Erich Jacoby-Hawkins on Market-Value Property Tax in Ontario: Overall Success, with Caveats with Ted Gwartney as respondent.

A Tale of Two Megacities; Gordon Abiama and Lindy Davies compare and contrast the political economies and public revenue challenges of Lagos, Nigeria and New York City.

Research for Land Value Tax Policy Implementation: Alanna Hartzok discusses a project designed to help mayors work to shift their municipal revenue toward LVT in cities around the world.

Day Two, Saturday, July 29th:

Theories of Rent Distribution: Jeff Graubart explores what natural law tells us, and Nic Tideman makes the case for voluntary global rent-sharing.

The People’s Endowment: Common Resources and Basic Income with Karl Widerquist and Vitnarae Kang explore this powerful set of tools for eliminating poverty.

A Principled Approach to Economics, with special guest Anthony Werner

Eight new Georgist books on varied applications overseas, with Bill Batt

The Georgist Philosophy, Africa and the Ecovillage Connection, with Gordon Abiama

Progress and Poverty: The Annotated Works of Henry George, V. 2., with Brendan Hennigan, Ted Gwartney, Nic Tideman and Erich Jacoby-Hawkins

Day Three, Sunday, July 30:

Tools for Measuring Success with Brendan Hennigan.

Video/discussion of excerpts from Ralph Nader’s “It’s Easier Than You Think.” with Dan Sullivan

What Works and What Doesn’t, in an Era of Polarization, with Joshua Vincent

What to advocate, if LVT isn’t an immediate option, with John Kelly

Fictitious Commodities and Sacred Land: a Georgist interpretation of Karl Polanyi’s concepts of Commodification of Land, Labor and Money, with Lindy Davies


Anthony Werner accepts Economic Justic Award on behalf of himself and Fred  Harrison

“Bridging the Left-Right Divide,” with featured speaker Mike Curtis