Taxation Vs Privacy

If you own a piece of land, the State government wants to know. Why? Because you expect the government to enforce your exclusive right to occupy or let that land. Moreover, as the total supply of land is fixed, it is a matter of public interest that you are depriving...

Fairfax Spin on Land Tax

Spin: The venerable D&J Evans Hardware store was unable to pay its $120,000 land tax bill. So it would be forced to close and 32 employees would lose their jobs [Russell Skelton, “Soaring Land Tax Costs Jobs, Investment”, Sunday Age, Nov.21, 2004]. Reality: The...