Land, Democracy & the Economy: talk by Andy Wightman

Monday 7th December 2015 19:30 – 21.30

Methodist Church

Fore Street, Totnes

andywightmanThe Henry George Society of Devon host a talk by Andy Wightman, Scottish land reform campaigner and author of The poor had no lawyers: who owns Scotland and how they got it as well as many policy papers about land reform and Land Value Taxation in Scotland.

Land provides the fundamentals of our existence as individuals and communities. It provides places to live, to grow food, to derive important natural resources, to play, and to sustain all life.

Who should own the land? How should it be governed? How should decisions about its use be made? How should it be taxed?

Andy Wightman will explore these questions and relate them to the state of the UK economy, the housing crisis and community development. He will outline the current land reform process in Scotland and the prospects for reform beyond the 2016 Holyrood election.

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