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 had to work the soil for a living, but nowadays we deal with modern issues of technology, global markets,… Continue reading The Top Ten Reasons Why Land is More Important than Ever
Progress and Poverty-How Henry George Confronted Inequality from Robert Schalkenbach Foundation on Vimeo. Panel Discussion, “Progress and Poverty: Confronting Economic Inequity in America,” marking FDU Press publication of The Annotated Works of Henry George: Progress and Poverty, Volume II, edited by Francis Peddle and William Peirce with Alexandra Lough, with panelists Mary (Polly) Cleveland, environmental economics, Columbia University,… Continue reading Progress and Poverty: Confronting Economic Inequity in America
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 wars have their origins in similar crises in the past. It is the unearned increment, the… Continue reading Have the seeds of world war III been sown? Dig out the rents before it’s too late.
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. natural resources, and our (wo)man made wealth? The way we collectively answer that question has broad implications,… Continue reading What the Plutocrats Don’t Want You to Know: Washington Post Response
The economy is surging forward. Clean-energy stocks are outpacing the markets. Seventeen of the 20 largest cities in the United States have voluntarily increased their debt-retirement payments to the federal government. This is the climate in which independent film producer Ashley Charles must pitch “The Short List,” her documentary project on economic and tax reform based on… Continue reading Lonely Tax Reformers Press On
The world is a complex place, or so we are told here in the USA. The pundits and journalists will tell you that there are no simple remedies to our problems, with an air of authority reserved only for those serious few with the courage to offer up this sober dose of “reality.” Besides, even… Continue reading The Only Economic Reform Worth Talking About