Ted Gwartney Speaks
Common Ground California
presents a free
with Ted Gwartney
“Untapped Potential- Recent Efforts in Using Land Revenue”
Saturday, Nov. 6 at 4:00 PM (Pacific Time) or 7 pm eastern time
Ted Gwartney is a former professor at Baruch College, New York. Mr. Gwartney retired as assessor of Greenwich, Connecticut in 2012. He is a former assessor of Sacramento County 1969/70, Southfield, Michigan 1966/69 and was the Chief Executive Officer of the British Columbia Assessment Authority in Canada from 1975 to 1986.
Land rent is created by all people, land rent belongs to all people and land rent is adequate to fund all public purposes. Currently, only a small amount of rent is captured for public needs Land rent is the best public revenue source. Gwartney will be showing examples where cities and countries use land rent to fund public services. Land is a gift of nature and land rental value is an economic surplus that belongs to everyone.
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Gwartney has given talks, presented research and has published widely on topics of rethinking wealth and taxes, how tax policies subsidize under-use of urban land including:
Land assessment for socializing land rent while untaxing production presented at the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty : Integrating Land Governance into the Post-2015 Agenda : Harnessing Synergies for Implementation and Monitoring Impact https://www.oicrf.org/-/land-assessment-for-socializing-land-rent-while-untaxing-production
My Best Regards,
Mary Rose Kaczorowski for Common Ground California