A World Where Everyone Has Enough

A Community Land Trust
in Middletown, California

“Give, give, give — what is the point of having experience, knowledge or talent if I don’t give it away? Of having stories if I don’t tell them to others? Of having wealth if I don’t share it?” — Isabel Allende

Logan and Martin after a paintball tournament.

“I want to live in a world where everyone has enough—
a world where those who have more give to those who have less.”

Land: A New Paradigm for a Thriving World, now available at: http://www.unitism.com

“You can’t have a world in which everyone has enough as long as some people have to pay other people for the ground that they’re standing on.”

“The value of land has to be shared with the community if we are to create a world that works for everyone in the community.”

If social services make an area more attractive to live in, land in that area tends to be in greater demand. A greater demand, however, leads to higher rents, and therefore to a higher cost of living — which not everyone can afford. In order to truly serve the local community, we need one other essential ingredient: community land contributions.

A birds-eye view of the property located at the intersection of Hwy 29 and Young Street in Middletown, California. Commercial real estate is exceptionally valuable. But what makes commercial real estate so valuable if not its location? The value of location is created by the community. Therefore, what community has made valuable ought to be shared with the community.

I don’t know the future. I didn’t come here to tell you how this is going to end.

I came here to tell you how it’s going to begin.

Land: A New Paradigm for a Thriving World is available at http://www.unitism.com

Ecstatic, CTO, ecstatic.com Author, unitism.com

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