U.S. Politics

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The State of Connecticut passed legislation to allow LVT “pilot” implementation in selected cities. A powerful pushback from rentier interests have stalled the first proposed pilot; the Philadelphia-based Center for the Study of Economics is seeking cities with less powerful interests to allow the pilot to proceed. Panelists will speculate on how these lessons could inform a similar approach in Manhattan.

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Henry George is very clear on his preference that money be the responsibility of government, but since the days of Hamilton and despite President Jackson's efforts, private interests remain powerful forces in the control of money in the U.S. What would a money system designed to serve public interests look like? What is sovereign money? What role might local currencies and mutual credit exchange systems play? How should cryptocurrencies mesh with national currencies, or should they not?

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This event is all about audience participation, where the facilitator makes a comment about today’s political economy, identifies one way to look at it and encourages others to present another way. The other two panelists and the facilitator would field questions and clarify Henry George’s solution to the “primary wrong” in society, i.e., the theft of community wealth in constantly increasing land values. We may touch on the Georgist-Socialist collaboration that George foresaw where socialists latch onto the Georgist agenda as long as the socialist needs to, then move into a direction beyond his platform.

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NYC
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Charlie vs Goliath (www.charlievsgoliath.com) is an award winning documentary about a penniless former Catholic priest named Charlie Hardy who challenges the political establishment in the state of Wyoming. Known as the “Bernie Sanders of Wyoming,” Charlie spent eight years living in a cardboard shack in Venezuela before returning to his home state of Wyoming, where he ran for the US Senate on a platform of getting money out of politics. The film is a case study of what it’s like for an ordinary person without money to run for higher office in this country, but it also tells a bigger story about the value of fighting for what’s right no matter how bleak the circumstances. Q&A with the Director, Reed Lindsay, will follow the screening.

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NYC
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Psychiatrists James Gilligan, Robert Jay Lifton and Bandy Lee discuss the moral and civic "duty to warn" America of the symptoms and potential dangerousness of President Donald Trump. The urgent observations and questions of concerned citizens: What is wrong with him? What are the potentially relevant diagnoses? supersedes professional neutrality and not discussing the issue at all.