116th Annual Henry George Dinner

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Thursday September 7th, 6pm onwards
Special Guest speaker: Professor Michael Young (Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, CSIRO & Adelaide Uni)
Prince Patrick Hotel 135 Victoria Pde, Collingwood (near Hoddle St)

We are proud to present the 116th Dinner to celebrate the birthday of Henry George, the visionary who saw that the bounty of the earth was every citizen’s birthright. Professor Michael Young will give the keynote address on Water in a Georgist paradigm. He will discuss this hot topic in light of the political realities of water management in the future. How much should we pay for water? Would Henry George have recommended that water as well as land be taxed?

As a leading academic in water policy, we will hear his opinion on the best new policies and the political realities of water management in the future. A quick scan of Professor Young’s webpage will show that he is at the forefront of:

* Water accounting options
* Tradeable resource-right systems
* Spatial analysis of issues associated with changes in the condition of land and water resources
* Pricing for externalities associated with urban and rural water use
* Identification of means to signal the value of ecosystem services

This should be a vibrant night of debate as we find our way forward in this rapidly developing field. The venue is superbly renovated and has a great bar and an open fireplace perfect for late night philosophy. Entry is free but everyone pays as they go.

To help plan proceedings, please send all bookings via office@prosper.org.au – then you go in the draw for our bounty raffle!

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