Saturday, March 6, 2021

#65 / Inspirational


The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy publishes a quarterly magazine, Land Lines, which is always a welcome addition to my mailbox. The most recent edition of the magazine was a special anniversary issue, celebrating seventy-five years of work on progressive land policy. 

I found this anniversary issue to be rather inspirational, and I encourage anyone reading this blog posting to take a look at it. You can click right here for the online edition, which documents how the Institute began, with a commitment to the ideas of Henry George

George's book, Progress and Poverty, is still worth reading. As it turns out, John Cromwell Lincoln, who had founded a company that made electric motors, based in Cleveland, Ohio - a company that is still in business - just happened to hear George speak in 1889. You can read the "rest of the story" right here, but you might have to download the magazine to be able to read the timeline. The timeline shows significant actions from 1866 (when John Cromwell Lincoln was born) to 2020, to capture the origins, and history, and accomplishments of the Lincoln Institute. As I say, I think it is an inspiring story. 

Another way to learn about the Lincoln Institute would be to watch the global film premiere of Life of an Idea, a short film that celebrates its history. The premiere will stream, free, at 7:00 p.m. EST (that's 4:00 p.m. PST) on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Here's what to do if you'd like to see the film:

and receive a link to join the Institute
for this virtual celebration

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