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Dec 04 Wed 6 PM: Do You Really Care Whether the Government Monitors You?

December 2, 2013

image credit: Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com via flickr (cc)

image credit: Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com via flickr (cc)

Why worry about NSA surveillance when so many of us enthusiastically support systems of taxation that require massive invasion of privacy?  What kind of public revenue system would we urge if we really wanted to keep the government out of our affairs?  What kind of public benefit (“welfare”) system would we have?  How would we fund our medical expenses? And how could corporations, and rich and powerful individuals, be prevented from taking unfair advantage?

Chuck Metalitz will guide an actual discussion of these issues.  You won’t be surprised to find that Henry George had answers to questions which hadn’t even been asked in his era, but are critical to our freedom now.

 

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