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Happy V-tines all you Gerogist lovers

Earthsharing Canada Google Group - Thu, 2019-02-14 11:09
Gorgeous Georgist Memes < https://www.facebook.com/singletaxftw/?__tn__=kC-R&eid=ARDSaa7u6uUBQMGksVMQvEcITRZf-niPJCf6rdTMwbcnJ-lcO58cBPCpRdaYR0Wd_ujTZni6KU4dVKId&hc_ref=ARQv0FZG2XFUoNgK4vyuVH6kuVpQCXnwcVCFcu-x36cbJk4tgDfM0IbcDjXuZin5sW4&fref=nf&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARCa7CWiGn4JgOuVOq2LU9-UL0zBbI-iVv3r

HGFC Facebook stats

Earthsharing Canada Google Group - Sun, 2019-02-03 21:11
Hello all, I put up the Henry George Foundation of Canada's facebook "page" some months ago but only occasionally forwarded posts to it, so it didn't attract much attention. If you use facebook, please go to it and "like" it, if you haven't already done so. We have 75 "likes" now, which is

Stiglitz on wealth vs capital

Earthsharing Canada Google Group - Wed, 2019-01-30 23:05
Joe Stiglitz: "My paper begins with the observation that in fact, you cannot explain what has happened to the wealth/income ratio by that analysis. A closer look at what has gone on suggests that a large fraction of the increase in wealth is an increase in the value of land, not in the amount

I told you Sasuke

Earthsharing Canada Google Group - Fri, 2019-01-25 00:49
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Ontario/Toronto planning to use some land value capture to get transit built

Earthsharing Canada Google Group - Sat, 2019-01-12 10:55
... approach that would have the private sector fund their construction in exchange for assets such as development rights near station sites. https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2019/01/11/smarttrack-proceeding-despite-metrolinxs-new-market-driven-approach-to-stations-mayors-office-says.html

Trump is a genuis

Earthsharing Canada Google Group - Sun, 2018-12-30 13:02
Wow, here's the most screwed up, confused, uneducated letter to the editor (in the Globe and Mail). Where to begin!!! And it's written by an economist professor!!! The first paragraph is right on, but after that, wow. Not a clue. Never read HG, clearly. f ============ NARCISSISTIC GENIUS?

Our Faceook page metrics

Earthsharing Canada Google Group - Sun, 2018-12-30 12:23
Our page is getting quite a few views. This is for just one week. Not sure what this really means, but sure is impressive. Couldn't be all me. : ) Happy New Year to you all. Frank NEW - Posts from Henry George Foundation of Canada reached 861 people and had 70 engagements this

The Renegade Economist

Earthsharing Canada Google Group - Thu, 2018-12-13 01:43
I'm the guest on Karl Fitzgerald's radio program "The Renegade Economist" this month, run by the Australian Geoists. http://www.earthsharing.org.au/2018/12/the-end-of-the-month-or-the-end-of-the-world/ The first couple of minutes are very funny, he thought I lived in Alaska! frank de j

Robert Schalkenbach Foundation Executive Director Search

Earthsharing Canada Google Group - Wed, 2018-12-12 20:21
http://schalkenbach.org/executive-director-search/

A Fertile Mind

Earthsharing Canada Google Group - Sat, 2018-12-08 20:27
---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Wyn Achenbaum https://www.reed.edu/reed-magazine/articles/2018/mason-gaffney.html SOCIAL SCIENCES A Fertile Mind For 70 years, trailblazing economist Mason Gaffney ’48 has championed land over capital. By Mamie Stevenson ’12 |

18-year real estate cycle

Earthsharing Canada Google Group - Thu, 2018-12-06 21:23
A new report (attached) from Fred Harrison, who always produces top notch stuff. I love the matter-of-fact way he presents the 18-year real estate cycle! Frank de J ========== From: Fred Harrison Date: Thu, Dec 6, 2018 at 8:47 AM Time to get political: attached.

Fwd: Good News Fw: ZA's Constitutional tax-haven

Earthsharing Canada Google Group - Wed, 2018-11-21 10:58
---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Brendan Hennigan Good news FYI from South Africa - *-------Original Message-------* *From:* meak...@iafrica.com *Date:* 11/20/2018 6:09:48 AM *To:* Peter M *Subject:* ZA's Constitutional

The Value of Everything

Earthsharing Canada Google Group - Wed, 2018-11-14 00:51
Here's an interesting interview on TVO with economist Mariana Mazzucato, < https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZsTOvCTrrs&fbclid=IwAR2ZieFfHcgeEHV2lN9AItLo_yS16uuXLL6vy0vYX50DSQO3ERxXLrEfNuw> she talks like a Georgist, about earned and unearned income, about the Physiocrats

Fwd: Tonight from 6pm! Prosper's Monthly Discussion!

Earthsharing Canada Google Group - Wed, 2018-11-07 01:32
Wouldn't it be great if we had a bigger Geoist Organization in Canada.... We dream. Frank ---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Prosper Australia Date: Tue, Nov 6, 2018 at 9:45 PM Subject: Tonight from 6pm! Prosper's Monthly Discussion! To: Mr. Frank de Jong

China may introduce Land Tax reform in 2019

Earthsharing Canada Google Group - Sat, 2018-10-20 10:54
China may introduce a Land Tax reform bill next year, at the highest level, says this article in the South China Morning Post How Sun Yat-sen, Singapore can help China avoid a housing bubble < https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/united-states/article/2169147/how-china-can-tax-its-way-ou

Spaceship Earth

Earthsharing Canada Google Group - Fri, 2018-10-19 18:18
From: Fred Harrison *Spaceship Earth* From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia *Spaceship Earth* or Spacecraft Earth is a world view encouraging everyone on Earth to act as a harmonious crew working toward the greater good. The earliest known use is a passage in

Nice to read this Toronto writer suggests leasing not selling land near transit...

Earthsharing Canada Google Group - Wed, 2018-10-17 22:17
[image: mm] Written By Cherise Burda 3. Harness public land for transit-oriented development. [image: trending] Another important strategy to build affordable housing is to harness public

How Jared Kushner Avoided Paying Taxes - The New York Times

Earthsharing Canada Google Group - Sat, 2018-10-13 10:10
*Step 1: The Purchase* *Kushner Companies buys a property. The majority of the money for the purchase comes in the form of mortgages and personal loans from banks.* *Step 2: The Write-Off* *Under the federal tax code, real estate investors can write off the purchase price of the building —

All I Want Is for You to Listen: A Personal Story with a Political Lesson

ECONAMICI A land economist's view - Sat, 2018-10-06 10:12

When I complain to my husband of 32 years about something—an argument with my sister or a computer malfunction—he immediately drowns me in a stream of good advice.

“Stop!” I tell him. “All I want is for you to listen!”

We returned from a Fourth of July holiday in a friend’s car, with me driving, the friend directing, and my husband in the back seat.

“Oops,” I say, “I missed the Sawmill River turnoff.”

“Never mind,” the friend responds, “We’ll take the Cross Bronx.”

But a big lighted sign warns us that there’s been an accident and two lanes are closed on the Cross Bronx.

“OK, then it has to be the Third Avenue Bridge.”

When we finally get home on the West Side, my husband is furious.

“That detour made it take twenty minutes longer to get home. I had to pee so badly I almost wet my pants.”

“I’m sorry,” I say, “But there was an accident on the Cross Bronx.”

“Well you should have found another way to get back to the Sawmill. You didn’t even ask my advice on the route.”

“You were in the back. It’s Thomas’s car. I was taking directions from him. He was nervous about my driving. Why didn’t you ask us to pull off and find a gas station?”

“I was in a hurry to get home. I think we need to find a counselor to help you learn to be more sensitive to other people’s feelings.”

“I’m glad to see a counselor. And I promise to learn to be more sensitive to your feelings. But you should learn to be clearer about what you need.”

“That’s not the point. You should have asked me how I was doing in the back seat.”

“OK I’m really, really sorry. I messed up big time. I’ll really try hard to do better.”

“Oh stop it,” he snarls. “When you apologize like that you just cut me off. You don’t hear me.”

Suddenly something clicks in my brain. Time to try active listening, that is, reflecting back what the other person seems to be saying, to indicate you’re paying attention and empathizing with them.

“You must have been really miserable sitting there in the back of the car, mile after mile. And then when we hit all those red lights going down Lexington Avenue, that must have been torture.”

“Yes,” he says, “It was really terrible. I was in such pain.” Then he smiles. “Thanks for understanding. All I want is for you to listen. I’m sorry I put you through all that. I love you.”

“I love you too.”

I can’t resist drawing a political lesson. Against the advice of his staff and of Senate Republicans, President Trump mocked the woman who accused Judge Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. But in so doing, he reflected the deep beliefs of his base. They roared back in support, sending the nomination through.

The occupant of the White House may be a liar, a crook, and a self-centered bigot. But his base remains loyal because he understands one thing supremely well: When people are unhappy or angry, they don’t want advice, or excuses, or promises, or apologies. All they want is for you to listen.

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