The extensive range of products and services available to consumers results from our system of free markets. However, these free markets come at significant, and often disguised, cost to people, our infrastructure, and our environment.
We are connected to each other and to our environment. “No man is an island, entire of itself”, wrote John Doone. Saint Francis appreciated the role of the environment, acknowledging “Mother Earth who sustains and governs us, producing varied fruits, with colored flowers and herbs.” For Henry George, the key to a prosperous society was “free association in equality”. If our neighbor and nature are so important to us, why do we allow gross inequality and environmental degradation to persist?
In this seminar we examine the current and alternative mechanisms to share the Earth’s resources and the wealth produced by the community.