Sail SF’s Aquatic Park or South Beach (Pier 54), visit historic boats, and sail,
wind willing, out to Alcatraz or Yerba Buena Island!
or, if you prefer, let's KAYAK!
The Commons SF invites you to get out on the water and encounter
San Francisco’s Big Idea.
On the water you get another perspective. You step out of your “every day it must be so” comfort (and dismay) thinking to where your spirit, body and mind’s intimation that “Debt for access to Nature is just wrong!” discovers a wholistic vindication in the social philosophy of Henry George.
As we course the furrows of SF’s inland sea, and as you gain hands-on familiarity with handling the tiller and sail of a small craft, we of The Commons SF will make connections between wind/water, sailor, and boat AND an interpretation of the economy which reveals full-blown social justice.
What if there is such a thing as the commonwealth?
And what if knowing there is could transform life and society?
Naturally you’re wondering what this is all about.
“Why is a school of social science offering sailing lessons?”
The answer is simple. We make connections no one else does.
Not yet, anyway.
Where else do you hear that SF’s high real estate prices are not owing to the high cost of labor and building materials, but to the high price of land?
Where else do you hear that the price of land is a product of society’s growth, and that therefore as a natural right land values belong to society, not to private parties?
And whereelse do you hear that it is “debt for nature” in the form of payments for access to nature—access to land in SF (or elsewhere), access to oil in the ground, access to farm land—to private parties rather than payment to society that is the great unequalizer?
Should you pay a private party for access to the wind and sea . . . and earth?
We say “No!” What do you say?
Come learn sailing with us, and we’ll introduce you to a vision of society and an understanding of society that will lift your spirit and just might crank up your political activism or artistic edge.