Rent-rich Scotland: the Best Case Scenario
On Thursday, 21st May, 9.40 am for 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
The National Piping Centre
30-34, McPhater Street, Glasgow, G4 0HW
The presentations and discussions will explore the benefits from expanding the Scottish economy by funding government out of Land Rent Revenues.
Speakers to include: Derek Pretswell, Patrick Harvie, Roger Sandilands, Fred Harrison, Duncan Pickard, Ronnie Morrison, Robert Ingram, Ray Sheath and Robin McAlpine.
Scotland’s most valuable resources are its people and their land, rural and urban. Competitive demand for that land creates ever-increasing land values and a related stream of unearned rental incomes for its private owners. These community-created rents are our common birthright and ought to be the primary source of government revenue. Instead, we resort to taxes on earned incomes, greatly harming productive work and enterprise. Then unearned incomes are retained and are the source of growing inequality, injustice, resentment, and recurrent financial crises. Rebalancing the financial system would give us the more prosperous and contented nation we need and deserve.
And We're Back - SDA is stronger and more determined to be an alternative National Party for Scotland
The SDA has now belatedly held its Annual General Meeting and has started a new chapter fully transitioning from a think tank to an active political party. Our meeting agreed to promote and instill in members an ethos that the SDA ascribes to the ideals of consensus, compromise, tolerance, openness, transparency, respect for others and a commitment to the party. Collectively the National Council were heartened by all of the positive responses and pleased to see that there is a renewed sense of optimism.
At the Annual General Meeting we reaffirmed our core beliefs.
1. Scottish Independence from the United Kingdom.
2. Scottish Independence from the European Union.
3. That the SDA draws it's common sense policies from both the left and the right.
Watch for more exciting news coming soon.
Saturday 28 February 2015 - 1300-1500
Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue
You're Invited - Lapsed, former and potential new members are all welcome but should be reminded that only paid members are eligible to vote on SDA matters. We will have a membership table to sign on new and renewing members on the day. Join Us!
The Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue is based in St Mary’s Street – the heart of Edinburgh in the city’s beautiful historic Old Town, just off the Royal Mile and minutes from Waverley Station.
Members and Guests are all welcome however Members will take priority if space runs out. If you are not already a member please Join Us!