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Season’s Greetings!
Here is RSF’s annual fund appeal letter and special offer on new and noteworthy Georgist books.

From the Desk of
Gib Halverson

December, 2017

Dear Friends of the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation,
In a perfect Georgist world, every employer would be seeking all the assistance they could get to further work their site to its highest potential. Your assistance now would be greatly appreciated.

The Robert Schalkenbach Foundation needs your assistance to further our Georgist tasks.

The stock market is at an all time high, at the same time there is an increase in homelessness in our cities. The prophet of San Francisco warned us of this over 100 years ago. Now, it is up to us to take the necessary action. Henry George’s work must be completed with our hands and gifts.

Our work includes the release of The Annotated Works of Henry George, Volume I and II. The Robert Schalkenbach Foundation will continue this project to fruition with the publishing of four more volumes. We expect Volume III will be available in 2018. We remain true to our mission to expound and propagate the ideas of Henry George. You are part of that long tradition.

The Robert Schalkenbach Foundation has been in existence since 1925 with the mission of disseminating the ideas of Henry George. We take on our mission happily and volunteer for more.

The responsibility of furthering the vision of Henry George falls on us who toil in the vineyards.
Working for a more just economic system requires individuals working as a team on worthy projects that would make Robert Schalkenbach smile. Our time is different than his time. Our approach needs to be different today.

We have websites that we are proud of www.schalkenbach.org and www.earthsharing.org. We seek constant improvement, refining of content and additional avenues to make our content inviting.

We continue to: publish books and pamphlets, host websites, co-sponsor conferences and (at one time) a radio show, gather data and collect ideas to put in a readable usable package for those who may be beginning Georgists. We are the co-publisher with the Henry George Institute of the Georgist Journal.

RSF was a co-sponsor of the Council of Georgist Organizations conference in St. Louis (2017). This conference brought Georgists from across the USA, Canada, and other parts of the world to hear panel discussions, presentations, and a great after dinner keynote speech.

Our Scholar’s Sub Committee recently published a concise two page explanation of LVT and its implementation that was mailed to over fifteen hundred public officials and news people. We provide educational materials to state legislators.

We seek to continue to partner with other Georgist and international organizations on projects involving the availability of water. Think “Sacred Water”. Water is an ingredient of land and needs to be available to all. Land and water sustain life and is the basis of wealth.

The Henry George School of NY has decided to sell the Henry George Birthplace on the open market.
We are in the early stages of discussion with the Henry George School to convince them of the merits of continuing their stewardship of the Henry George Birthplace in Philadelphia.

We help sustain The American Journal of Economics and Sociology (AJES). This scholarly publication is printed quarterly and is one part of our effort. The January 2016 edition of AJES features Alex Lough who edited and contributed to this issue “The Politics of Urban Reform in the Gilded and Progressive era, 1870-1920” This issue includes some of Henry George inspired mayors of that era.

We have been blessed with a dedicated staff in NYC, some remote workers, and our Board of volunteer Directors, who give generously with their time and talents with the hope that their efforts will lead to a better tomorrow.

These efforts require your help. Your generous tax-deductible donation will help us further the cause that Henry George saw so clearly. We all have seen a world that could be and have chosen to act. Please help us turn that vision into reality. Your contribution makes you part of our team. Our team is a continuation of those noble followers of Henry George’s mayoral campaign, such as our online publication of The Standard.

You can continue the tradition for the sake of economic justice for your children, grandchildren and those unknown future souls who seek a better life with higher ideals.

Your help is needed- please see the accompanying donation form. We offer a “Thank You” to our donors of one or more of our publications depending on the level of your donation. Thank you for your tax-deductible contribution.

Gilbert M. Halverson
President of the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation


THE ANNOTATED WORKS OF HENRY GEORGE

Volume III of The Annotated Works of Henry George
presents the original text of Social Problems, being 22 essays on political and economic questions challenging the American society of George’s day, with surprising relevance today.  George accurately predicted that closing the American frontier would lead to housing and job shortages, the concentration of wealth and rise of supranational corporations, agribusiness, and pollution.  Also presented is The Condition of Labor, George’s in depth response to Pope Leo XIII’s Rerum Novarum, the encyclical that informs Roman Catholic social thought.  Finally, three speeches by George link economic justice with biblical themes.

* Preface by Francis K. Peddle
* Social Problems with an Introduction by James Dawsey
* The Condition of Labor with an Introduction by Alexandra Lough
* George’s religious speeches: Moses, with an Introduction by Fred Foldvary
   Thou Shalt Not Steal; and Thy Kingdom Come.

Like its predecessors, Volume III has an abundance of new annotations by the scholars, and a comprehensive Index by Lindy Davies.

ISBN: 978-1-68393-152-2                                 HC  FORTHCOMING IN 2018
2018, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press    PAGINATION & PRICE NOT SET

At the RSF Bookstore


RENT AS PUBLIC REVENUE: ISSUES & METHODS

Edited by Lindy Davies

Eleven essays by leading scholars and activists on how to enable the public collection of natural resource rents in their many forms. Essential information on how to get the job done in the 21st century! Gil Herman offers a Preface on the original “Application of Land Value Taxation” manual that inspired this project.

Topics include:

*Global Resources; and Implementing the Georgist Remedy, Lindy Davies
*Community Land Trusts, Gary Flomenhoft
*Timber Taxation; and Tax Treatment of Land Income, Mason Gaffney
*Assessment of Land Values, Ted Gwartney
*The Alaska Permanent Fund, Alanna Hartzok
*Municipal LVT Implementation, Josh Vincent
*Transport’s Hidden Reward, Dave Wetzel

Lindy Davies also provides an Introduction and a comprehensive Index.

ISBN: 978-0-9905043-3-7 PB      FORTHCOMING IN 2018
2018, RSF and HGI                        PAGINATION & PRICE NOT SET

At the RSF Bookstore


THE POLITICS OF URBAN REFORM IN THE GILDED AGE AND PROGRESSIVE ERA, 1870–1920

Editor: Alexandra Lough

* The Politics of Urban Reform in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 1870-1920; Hazen S. Pingree and the Detroit Model of Urban Reform; Tom L. Johnson and Cleveland Traction Wars, 1901-1909, Alexandra W. Lough
* A Radical Endeavor: Joseph Chamberlain and the Emergence of Municipal Socialism in Birmingham, Jules P. Gehrke
* Ministering to the Social Needs of the People: Samuel Jones, Strong Mayor Government, and Municipal Ownership, 1897-1904, Ariane Liazos
* Building the Planning Consensus: The Plan of Chicago, Civic Boosterism, and Urban Reform in Chicago, 1893-1915, Matthew P. McCabe
* Berkeley Mayor J. Stitt Wilson: Christian Socialist, Georgist, Feminist, Stephen E. Barton
* L. D. Taylor: The Man Who Made Vancouver, Mary Rawson
* Daniel Hoan and the Golden Age of Socialist Government in Milwaukee, Todd J. Fulda

AJES-75-1, January 2016                       PB 177 pp
2016, AJES and Wiley                            RSF PRICE $10

At the RSF Bookstore.


GEORGIST JOURNAL

Edited by Lindy Davies

For more than four decades, the Georgist Jounal has been the publication of record for the Georgist movement. It reports on events and also features the most recent writings by prominent advocates and activists. Some topics in this colorful, lavishly-illustrated, issue include, but are not limited to:

* Bridging the Left-Right Divide, Mike Curtis
* Flooding in Houston: No Real Surprise, Lindy Davies
* Why We Can’t Tax Land Values Down to Zero, Polly Cleveland
* A Tale of Two Megacities, Gordon Abiama & Lindy Davies

Originally edited by Bob Clancy and published by the International Union for Land Value Taxation, it also became the organ of the Henry George Institute, (HGI) and later on adopted by the Council of Georgist Organizations. In 2016, Robert Schalkenbach Foundation joined with HGI to serve as co-publisher of the Georgist Journal.

GJ #131, September 2017         PB 40 pages
2017, HGI and RSF                     RSF PRICE $3

At the RSF Bookstore


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Donations Fund Appeal 2017

To say thank you for your generosity, RSF will send you the following for your support:
$35 or more: A copy of the Georgist Journal
$100 or more: The above item and a copy of AJES – The Politics of Urban Reform
$250 or more: The above items and a copy of Rent as Public Revenue: Issues and Methods (2018 release)
$500 or more: The above items and a copy of Annotated Works of Henry George: Volume III (2018 release)

*For USA tax purposes, acknowledgements will be sent, and the value of your “Thank You” gift will be deducted from the value of your donation.
All gifts will be sent at no cost to donors. Thank you again for your interest and support
~ Robert Schalkenbach Foundation




* DONATE AN AMOUNT OF YOUR CHOOSING
This choice also has the option to make a monthly donation.




* FOR YOUR DONATION OF $35 or more:
1
. A copy of GEORGIST JOURNAL #131




* FOR YOUR DONATION OF $100 or more:
1. A copy of GEORGIST JOURNAL #131
2. A copy of THE POLITICS OF URBAN REFORM (AJES)




* FOR YOUR DONATION OF $250 or more:
1. A copy of GEORGIST JOURNAL #131
2. A copy of THE POLITICS OF URBAN REFORM (AJES)
3. A copy of RENT AS PUBLIC REVENUE: ISSUES & METHODS




* FOR YOUR DONATION OF $500 or more:
1. A copy of GEORGIST JOURNAL #131
2. A copy of THE POLITICS OF URBAN REFORM (AJES)
3. A copy of RENT AS PUBLIC REVENUE: ISSUES & METHODS
4. A copy of ANNOTATED WORKS OF HENRY GEORGE VOL 3