28th International Conference for Land Value Taxation and Free Trade,
London, UK, 2013
Ian Mason: Describes the School of Economic Science and addresses the theme of the conference.
Fernando Scornik Gerstein: speaks about the urgent need for new economics by describing events in his home country. His theme: The Spanish Crisis: the Consequences of Land Speculation.
Co-Moderators: David Triggs and Alanna Hartzok
Land & Geo-Justice – China and Korea
Peter Bowman: China – Four Thousand Years of Taxing the Land;
Sung-Chan Cho: History and Current Focus of Land Value Tax in Korea.
Co-Moderators: Tommas Graves and Bill Batt
Land Rights & Geo-Justice
David Triggs: Henry George & Natural Law;
Nicolaus Tideman: Resolving the Apparent Conflict between Land as Common Heritage and Land as Private Property.
Moderator: Carol Wilcox
Current Prospects & Projects
– Emer O’Siochru (Ireland),
– Quisia Gonzalez (Honduras & US)
Moderator: Dave Wetzel
Sharing The Commons.
Land Rights Prospects & Realities in Africa
– Amir Mohamed (Egypt),
– Daniel Ishaya Dabo & Luka Bulus Achi (Nigeria);
– Peter Meakin (South Africa)
Moderator: Emer O’Siochru
Sharing the Land, Land Rent, & Money Commons
– Rajesh Makwana & Adam Parsons (Share the World’s Resources),
– Gary Flomenhoft
Moderator: Quisia Gonzalez
Sharing Water, Oil, Fish & Landing Slots
– David Triggs
– Alanna Hartzok
– Chris Williams
– Bill Batt
Moderator: Jane McNab
Commons Rent, Land Trusts & Ecovillages
(Anthony Trowbridge on the Zulu Village in RSA; Gordon Abiama (Nigeria) on Odi Ecovillage, both originally scheduled were unable to come to London).
Prof. Dr. Dirk Loehr (Germany): The Commons Challenge;
Dorota Owens: The Global Ecovillage Network.
Moderator: Alanna Hartzok
Socializing Land Rent, Untaxing Production
Case Study: Argentina. Delegates of the Economic Development Institute (ICE)
Hector Raul Sandler (did not come due to illness) &
Eduardo Conesa and delegates of the Association of Public Budget (ASAP)
Jorge Amado, Angel Sciara & Gustavo Sibilla analyze the Argentina case with a focus on public debt, crime, housing & urban land value. Proposals will include legal changes to facilitate access to land and reforms to pay public spending.
Moderator: Fernando Scornik Gerstein
Land Value Tax, Transport Funding & Affordable Housing
– Tony Vickers
– Greg McGill;
– Heather Wetzel
Moderator: Christian Wolmar
The Socialist Case for Supporting Annual Land Value Tax – Why socializing land rent and untaxing production is good for labour
Presented by Labour Land Campaign – Dave Wetzel, Carol Wilcox, Heather Wetzel.
Jane McNab : LVT in Canberra, Australia’s capital city.
Conversation with Gary Flomenhoft,
Towards a New Economics for Conscious Evolution
Leadership Skills – Alanna Hartzok will lead this experiential and interactive session that will have a focus on the power dynamics of new forms of leadership.
Inequality – Cause & Cure:
– Tommas Graves
– Molly Scott Cato
– Moderator: Mirta Osorio
Publishing for Geo-Justice – Social/Internet and print media, magazines, academic journals
– Anthony Werner,
– Jacob Schwartz-Lucas,
– John Stewart.
Moderator: David Triggs
Geo-Justice Strategic Synergy Workshop –
We will co-creatively utilize open space methodology, small groups, brainstorming and brief presentations to envision and develop ways to strengthen and harmonize our work together after the conference concludes.
Facilitator: Alanna Hartzok