Category Archives: Land Value Taxation

Good Luck With That, Jeffrey Sachs

by Lindy Davies My general impression of Jeffrey Sachs is that the things he says usually make some sense; he’s well-credentialed, widely published, quoted, cited, featured, y’know, and what-all. So I was a bit surprised, yesterday, to see a steamingRead the Rest »

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Have the seeds of world war III been sown? Dig out the rents before it's too late.

Optimal Policies for Avoiding World War III. Debt, Depression and the final Crisis of Capitalism. Economic commentator Fred Harrison describes how Land Value Tax could help avert the coming crisis in capitalism & how history teaches us that world warsRead the Rest »

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What the Plutocrats Don't Want You to Know: Washington Post Response

I’ve been very excited the past few days to see so many great articles published in big name journals in reference to what I see as the most fundamental issue facing our planet. How do we divide our natural “wealth”, i.e.Read the Rest »

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Oops! There Goes Another $20 Trillion

by Lindy Davies Last week The Economist featured a 14-page special section on “offshore finance,” the booming global industry helping Big Players lower their tax liabilities. The magazine’s cover featured a happy fatcat, parrot on shoulder, standing in front ofRead the Rest »

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The "Fiscal Cliff," Colbert, and Monkeys (pt. 1)

This post is inspired by Stephen Colbert. Rev. Sir Dr. Stephen T. Mos Def Colbert, D.F.A., Heavyweight Champion of the World. He is the seven-time recipient of the Werner Heisenberg Prize for Excellence in Theoretical Mathematics – despite being barelyRead the Rest »

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Black Friday: A Day Forgotten and Reborn

This just in, Jeffery Smith of geonomics.org was featured yesterday on truth-out.org. Here, Smith describes the origin of the term “Black Friday”, not as the day after Thanksgiving when shoping mania ensues and the economy gets a boost, but asRead the Rest »

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We Don't Need Any Stinking Taxes!

by Fred Foldvary When something stinks, it’s unpleasant, harmful, disagreeable, disgusting, and foul. That describes taxes on wages, capital, spending, consumption, exchange and production. These are stinker taxes because they forcibly take what is properly ours. These stinky taxes raiseRead the Rest »

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Land Value Tax Calculator

In order to find out how a shift to land value taxation would affect your total taxes paid, use this calculator. For most people, land value taxation decreases total taxes paid. (The calculator works best in Firefox, Chrome or SafariRead the Rest »

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Land Value Taxation and the Built Environment

The main benefits of LVT (revenue-neutral municipal tax sifting off buildings onto the land below the buildings) are: 1. LVT doesn’t punish businesses, landlords or home owners for fixing up, expanding, renovating, or re-purposing their buildings; 2. LVT encourages landRead the Rest »

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A Tax That Creates Jobs?

by Mike Curtis “Taxes kill jobs!” is the message of political candidates. The American economic system causes unemployment and recessions, that is true — but without revenue and the role of government, the US would surely be a third-world country.Read the Rest »

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