Category Archives: Resource Rents

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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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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Have the experts finally figured out how to end poverty?

The first day of the Land and Poverty Conference, as I approached the World Bank from H Street, I noticed several homeless people still sleeping on the benches outside. As I cleared the trees separating the tiny Edward R MurrowRead the Rest »

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Who owns the universe? (Interactive)

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Earth Share

If you write a book, it belongs to you. That’s fair right? Air, water, oil, land, just exist though. No one created them. Natural assets have no natural owners. Why then do we tax someone for writing a book orRead the Rest »

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Tedx Berlin: Should you be paid to be a citizen?

At Tedx Berlin late last year Johnny West exclaimed “Give It Back!”. He was referring to natural resource rents, the value of natural resources. West claims that citizens should be paid for the extraction of their natural resources. What doRead the Rest »

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