The Happy New Year Magic Mulled Wine Edition
Winter 2014 – 2015 Issue of the IU View
This “Happy New Year Magic Mulled Wine” Edition includes a recipe for a spicy ceremonial approach to your New Year’s libation (yes, you can make it with juice only) to celebrate the steadily growing attention to the importance of land value taxation.
But first off, please note in your calendar that the 2015 conference of the International Union for Land Value Taxation will be held in conjunction with the Council of Georgist Organizations in Detroit, Michigan, USA. The conference begins the evening of Tuesday, 4th August and ends the morning of Sunday, 9th August. The venue will be the Embassy Suites Hotel by Hilton Detroit – Southfield. The program and registration details forthcoming here: http://www.cgocouncil.org/ and will also be posted on the IU website.
If you are not yet a member of the IU please know you are welcome to join us. There are several categories of membership including FREE here: https://theiu.org/new/join/
This newsletter begins with several interesting IU Member Reports from Bill Batt, Karl Fitzgerald, Peter Meakin, Nic Tideman, Carol Wilcox, and Ed Dodson. Next are details about a new book by Stephen Meintjes and Michael Jacques. titled Our Land, Our Rent, Our Jobs.
You will learn about several recent Major Media Stories with land rent or land value taxation content including an article by Joseph Stiglitz in Harpers and his interviews with Bill Moyers Journal. The Econonist explains “Why land value taxes are so popular, yet so rare.” London’s famous freebie – the West End Extra – had a piece titled “Let’s Raise Money from Empty Sites” by Murad Qureshi, a Labour member of the London Assembly. The complete article is herein.
The New York Times reported in November that “Biding for six blocks of airwaves to be used in mobile broadband has topped $34 billion.” This means spectrum land rent for the people? We hope so.
In the Land Rent Theft? section you can decide the answer to that question after reading about speculation in agricultural land in Germany; public land sales in Spain; the acquisition of Native American reservation land by Rio Tinto; and why aerospace corporations are trying to rewrite the UN’s Moon and Outer Space Treaties.
Next you will find an invitation to come to Westminister on 4th February for Rent Freedom Day. Then comes several pithy quotes, a “heavenly” cartoon, and voila, your very own Magic Mulled Wine Recipe.