Gerrard Winstanley

I was glad to see the article on Gerrard Winstanley (Face to faith, 5 September). Privatisation of the land and natural resources is at the root of the present economic crisis, and Winstanley tried to reconnect the land and the people. Homelessness and the discouragement of enterprise is on the other side of the coin of the speculation in land which is still being mistaken for prosperity (witness the joy as house prices go up again). We must return the value of the land to the people, as Henry George and others have said, by reclaiming site value and providing a citizens’ income from it.

Diana E Forrest
Walsden, Todmorden

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