On Solid Ground

On Solid Ground

On Solid Ground from Robert Schalkenbach Foundation on Vimeo. We propose to abolish all taxes save those on the value of land, irrespective of the value of the improvements, and the economic rent of other natural resources. What we proposeRead the Rest »

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Look Upon My Works, Ye Mighty, and Despair!

by Lindy Davies Easter Island is the Earth’s most remote inhabited island, 1,400 miles from its nearest island neighbor. At one time, though, a complex civilization existed there, as evidenced by the mysterious monuments they left behind — some ofRead the Rest »

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Pure Geoism

Sometimes it’s said that our “economic reform advocacy” lacks passion, doesn’t get down to real cases. Well, here’s one: here’s the story of “a bold, bare and enormous wrong” (as Henry George put it) perpetrated against someone who is veryRead the Rest »

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The Everyday Drama of One Manhattan Block

by Lindy Davies I recently ran across a block in Manhattan that serves as a microcosm of the hindrance and dysfunction that is built into today’s economy. The forces we see on this block are at work all over NewRead the Rest »

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Corn to Burn

by Lindy Davies Now and then I am forced to step back and realize that there are things in our modern economy, things we pass by every day and barely give a second thought, which are actually mind-bogglingly absurd. I’mRead the Rest »

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Letting in the Jungle

Veil them, cover them, wall them round — Blossom, and creeper, and weed — Let us forget the sight and the sound, The smell and the touch of the breed! Fat black ash by the altar-stone, Here is the white-footRead the Rest »

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The Top Ten Reasons Why Land is More Important than Ever

by Lindy Davies The Georgist economic proposal insists on the primary importance of land as a factor in the economy. Many dismiss that as a quaint, agrarian notion. “Perhaps,” they scoff, “land was that significant back when most people hadRead the Rest »

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A Most Harmonious Disagreement

by Lindy Davies Economists seem to be pretty good at consolidating corporations’ profits, yet they seem powerless to address persistent social problems such as persistent poverty and climate change. Why is mainstream economics so inept? Could it be that theRead the Rest »

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Tax land, not buildings, to help cities thrive

By Edward L. Glaeser | GLOBE COLUMNIST FEBRUARY 06, 2014 IN 1879, during an earlier age of inequality, the reformer Henry George proposed a radical solution — “to abolish all taxes — except on land values.” By following George’s leadRead the Rest »

State of the union 2014 – a response

State of the union 2014 – a response

By Edward Dodson YouTube Published on Jan 30, 2014 An explanation of why the state of the union in 2014 is so precarious and why neither mainstream political party will ever achieve the promise of our democracy. The answers areRead the Rest »

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No. Stop. Please.

by Lindy Davies Every now and then the threat of a new new Walmart will arise in our local struggling postindustrial city, and a dogged crew of well-read, well-fed progressives will turn out to oppose it. Perhaps the Big-box juggernautRead the Rest »