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A Georgist Eye for a Neo-Classical Guy

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By Fred E. Foldvary Fred received his B.A. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University. He has taught economics at the Latvian University of Agriculture, Virginia Tech, John F. Kennedy University, California State University at Hayward, the University of California at Berkeley […]

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Geonomics: A Summary for Newcomers

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Karl Williams, former President, Prosper Australia Inc. 200 Word Overview Geonomics (‘law of the Earth’) represents a completely different way of looking at The Earth. Starting from the self-evident (but ignored!) principle that The Earth (land and natural resources) should be the equal and common birthright of all humanity, a radically different set of economic […]

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Tolstoy and George

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Victor Lebrun Victor Lebrun was a personal friend and Secretary to Leo Tolstoy. This is a translation of his article published in the July 1956 issue of the French periodical, Contre-Courant, and reprinted in the July-September 1956 issue of the French Georgist magazine Terre et Liberte. Its historical interest, in view of the establishment of […]

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Upton Sinclair and Dan Sullivan’s Review

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The Consequences of Land Speculation are Tenantry and Debt on the Farms, and Slums and Luxury in the Cities by Upton Sinclair I know of a woman – I have never had the pleasure of making her acquaintance, because she lives in a lunatic asylum, which does not happen to be on my visiting list. […]

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Georgist Responds to Royal Libertarian

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With great humility, an allodial ‘libertarian’ (that is, one who believes that land may be owned absolutely, without any annual rent or charge whatsoever for the privilege of exclusive ownership) wrote: "You should not presume to speak on behalf of libertarians, since you are obviously in the position of not understanding." "Instead you should ask […]

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Letter to Gorbachev

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November 7, 1990 Four of the West’s top economists – Nobel prize-winners Franco Modigliani, James Tobin, Robert Solow and William Vickery – were among the signatories to an open letter to Mikhail Gorbachev in 1990. The economists urged the Soviet President to retain land in public ownership, and to raise government revenue by charging rent […]

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How to Pay for Electricity Network Upgrades

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A Submission to the Review of Electricity Distribution and Service Delivery for the 21st Century http://www.energy.qld.gov.au/electricity/edsd_Review.asp estd. by the Queensland Government, March 1, 2004 Summary The benefits of sinking power lines underground — including fewer power outages, higher power quality, improved public safety, and a more attractive suburban landscape — have only marginal effects on […]

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Housing Affordability – The Other Side of the Debate

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The real issue forcing land prices up are the huge economic rents available to land speculators. With Jeff Kennett’s move away from Site Value rating to Capital Improved Value (CIV) rating, land speculators can purchase land, sit on it and wait for the property to grow in value. The constant attack on State Land Taxes […]

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Critique of the Debits Tax and Turnover Tax

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By Gavin R. Putland It has been claimed that all Federal taxes, which together amount to more than 25 percent of GDP, could be replaced by a 2 percent turnover tax. How so? Because the low tax rate would be applied many times on the way to the consumer, so that the final price would […]

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