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Review for Center for the Study of Economics, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

C for SE, aka HGFA, is, for want of a less icky word, noble in its purpose. It is the leading, if not the only, organization I know of that strives for practical application of the great insight of Henry George, as stated in his historic book, Progress and Poverty. George's thesis has been supported by such people as Sun Yat Sen, GBS, Churchill--the list goes on. Human nature being what is, nowever, the idea faces an uphill struggle. C for SE is in the forefront of that struggle and deserves and needs the help of all people wlth justice in their hearts.
Larry Greenfield

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've observed victories for this idea in various small communities. Awaiting for results in Philadelphia. My sister lives there, and if the opportunity arises for me to say something, and they want me to do so, I'm prepared to do so.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Support one political change: the formation of a separate category, especially for urban land, called 'Vacant Land'. And then to have it taxed at current market rates. Presently, vacant land is taxed ridiculously at low rates. In NYC alone, this would increase City income by Billions, not millions, of dollars--instead of reducing needed services. The current policy of being non-political, is generally sound. But in this isolated case, I think an exception is called for.

Role:  Donor & School Psychologist.