Biography: 

Teaches economics in the tradition of Henry George and Elinor Ostrom, both known for their stress on the economics of cooperation and a rejection of the false dichotomy of liberals vs. conservatives, left vs. right, and socialists vs. capitalists. Marty, a licensed professional environmental engineer, certified Passive House designer, and certified hazardous materials manager, received his doctorate in Urban Studies/Natural Resources Economics with research in the reform of Tampa’s common pool water management system and the private management of Baton Rouge’s system. James, one of Marty’s students, developed the process at the heart of this panel – mining public data for land value in NYC, and more specifically how much land owners pay in taxes to the local government.