4a. (June 2012) Movement Progress: Africa Pipeline Summit

Africa Pipeline Summit by Dave Wetzel, General Secretary, The International Union February 14, 2012 I am speaking at the 2012 Africa Pipeline Summit in South Africa [ed. note: Dave’s headlining!] www.iqpc.com/Event.aspx?id=611716 . Reviewing how pipelines offer a viable and environmental alternative to the use of lorries and trucks for the transportation of oil & gas . Increasing land values with productivity and environmental improvements arising from greater use of pipelines . Understanding how an annual Land Value Tax would be an efficient way to harmonise social justice with economic efficiency My first speech couldn’t have been all bad as the organizers from Bahrein have invited to make a similar presentation at their Pipelines India Conference in June. I make my second contribution this afternoon. In the evening, dinner with Stephen Meintjes, a Georgist member of the School of Economic Science, and his wife Simone. I’m speaking to students at the school on Saturday morning. It’s not all work – spent time yesterday to visit a lion park and play with lion cubs trying to eat my shoes and shirt! (The cubs were not interested in LVT.)

5. (June 2012) Letter:

Groups Support Monetary Reform Bill Stephen Zarlenga, Director, American Monetary Institute January 29, 2012 The 29,000 member Chicago Teachers Union passed a resolution in strong support of Dennis Kucinich’s HR 2990 NEED Act (National Employment Emergency Defense), and the Quakers in Ohio (Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee, AFSC) came out in support, too. Kucinich’s HR 2990 dismantles the Federal Reserve System, ends “fractional reserve” banking, and provides for funding for infrastructure. The Eighth Annual AMI Monetary Reform Conference will be held at University Center in Chicago, September 20-23, 2012. http://www.monetary.org/2012-conference

6. (June 2012) Obituary: Richard Douthwaite

Richard Douthwaite via Stewart Goldwater, February 1, 2012 Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability (Feasta) In memoriam: Richard Douthwaite Richard Douthwaite, co-founder of Feasta and much-loved colleague and friend, died on November 14th 2011 after a long illness. We will miss his unique and far-ranging intellect, the clarity of his thought and writing, his warmth and his laughter. Tributes to him have come in from around the world. www.feasta.org/2011/11/15/in-memorium-richard-douthwaite/

7a. (June 2012) Likable Links: School of Cooperative Individualism

School of Cooperative Individualism by Ed Dodson, February 24, 2012 Highlighted in the attached newsletter is a just completed narrated presentation titled, “How the French Lost their Foothold in North America.” For those who have an interest in this period in our history I hope you will find the story both entertaining and informative. This narrated version is available to view and listen or (or download) at Authorstream.com. Here is a direct link to the three-part PowerPoint: http://tinyurl.com/7kg8wkr I look forward to any comments you might care to share.

7b. (June 2012) Likable Links: the LVTfan Blog

The LVTfan Blog by Wyn Achenbaum, February 22, 2012 I’m serializing Ernest H. Crosby’s “The Earth-for-All Calendar,” a circa 1900 “birthday book” with a quote or two, occasionally three, per day and room to write in the names of one’s friends whose birthdays fall on each date. The book contained 365 days’ worth, but I’ve found an extra month’s worth published elsewhere, so this should run through next January. Some of the quotes are familiar to Georgists, but I’ve been introduced to many I didn’t know. And I continue to post other items to the blog as inspiration and time permit. If you see something you like, by all means share it with others! http://lvtfan.typepad.com/

8. (June 2012) What You Can Do: Edit the LVTfan Blog

Edit the LVTfan Blog by Wyn Achenbaum, February 22, 2012 I’ve started a series called “The Land Questions” which I hope to put on a website of their own when they’ve been honed a bit. They’re mostly multiple choice questions intended to encourage thought about land-related issues. At the moment, I think I’ve got about 70, though I may edit some out. To date, I’ve posted 22. There is no particular sequence to them. I’d be grateful for any editing or additions you might suggest, via the comments opportunity on the blog. http://lvtfan.typepad.com/

9. (June 2012) At the Margin: Quips and Quotes

Quips and Quotes It’s really the cat’s house — we just pay the mortgage. – Author Unknown One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives. Ignorant people think it is the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain’t so; it is the sickening grammar that they use. – Mark Twain (friend of Henry George) Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many ailments, but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia. [as did Henry George] – Joseph Wood Krutch

10. (June 2012) Publication affairs: Contributors, About the Georgist News

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