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The Function of Money

August 14, 2023
The Function of Money By Brian Cance Money plays a vital role in the economy as a medium of exchange of wealth, but it is not itself wealth. Wealth is the product of labour applied to the natural resources of the Earth to produce useful goods and services.  In a modern economy, wealth is produced […]

Planning for Justice: Low Impact Living and the One Planet Development Policy

May 30, 2023
Gavin Kerr Planning policy reform – A key issue of our time In the run-up to the 2019 election, the incumbent Conservative government made a number of key pledges to the electorate. One was to solve the long-standing crisis in the funding and delivery of social care. Another was to solve the housing crisis by […]

Heidegger on Place and Dwelling

January 23, 2022
By Todd Mei When was the last time you happened to notice a place? Apart from unique  events or moments when we remember an occurrence in relation to a location, we tend merely to pass through places, as if they were intermediary positions towards a destination or locations too plain and familiar to be worthy […]

Radical Tax Reform: The Answer to Tax Evasion, Budget Deficits and Welfare Cuts

October 18, 2021
Radical Tax Reform: The Answer to Tax Evasion, Budget Deficits and Welfare Cuts Duncan Pickard   The governments of almost all countries have budget deficits and increasing national debts. The taxes* they currently collect are unable to meet the increasing costs of health and welfare provision for their older people and for the care and […]

Magna Carta – The Ugly Truth

October 18, 2021
MAGNA CARTA – THE UGLY TRUTH Fred Harrison   If we want to discover where modern European civilisation went wrong, one of the places to look for clues is this field because, in the 13th century a king met his barons and knights in a field along the river Thames near Windsor Castle and struck […]

George contra Darwin: Human Nature and Evolution

October 18, 2021
George contra Darwin: Human Nature and Evolution Simon McKenna In Progress and Poverty, George refutes Darwin’s contention that social improvements are physically transmitted through the generations of mankind. Although Darwin was not aware of DNA as such, he foresaw the discovery of such a mechanism, which he called Pangenesis. Darwin argued that developments evident in […]

Letter from Editor Land&Liberty 1254

October 18, 2021
Letter from Editor Land&Liberty 1254 George observed that the human species is distinguished from all other species through cooperation and exchange: “All living things that we know of cooperate in some kind and to some degree. So far as we can see, nothing that lives can live in and for itself alone. But man is […]

A Fresh Vision for Georgism

October 18, 2021
A Fresh Vision for Georgism Brian Chance In Progress and Poverty, Henry George explained the fundamental truth that a relatively higher value of land at some locations was created by the presence and work of the whole community and that to appropriate it for the private use of the owner was unjust. This truth struck […]

Ownership in Early Christianity and the Natural Law Tradition

March 27, 2021
Ownership in Early Christianity and the Natural Law Tradition Joseph Milne   Charles Avila’s book Ownership: Early Christian Teaching shows us that the Church Fathers addressed the question of land ownership and its exploitation very strongly. For example Avila quotes from Saint Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, in the fourth century who wrote: The elements have […]
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