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EC advocates financing government by collecting economic rent in lieu of taxes on jobs, business and consumption, in order to reduce poverty, re-invigorate the economy, preserve nature. In dynamic balance, these three components will deliver jobs, prosperity and ecological sustainability.
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tariffs

Wed, 2018-06-13 19:45
Henry George opposed tariffs, as they are basically cutting off one's nose to spite one's face, ie, tariffs hurt both sides by restricting markets and subsidizing inefficient businesses. Ontario has romantic notions of supplying its own milk and other dairy products (at higher prices for widows

Swiss voters reject campaign to alter country’s commercial banking practices

Wed, 2018-06-13 12:49
JOHN REVILL ZURICH REUTERS PUBLISHED 3 DAYS AGOUPDATED 3 DAYS AGO A radical plan to transform Switzerland’s financial landscape by barring commercial banks from electronically creating money when they lend was resoundingly rejected by Swiss voters on Sunday. More than three-quarters of

Banks never go bankrupt. : )

Tue, 2018-06-12 12:52

A Tax that Would Solve the Housing Crisis

Mon, 2018-06-04 21:18
A Tax that Would Solve the Housing Crisis Eliminate all taxes but a levy on land, said Henry George. Here’s why it would work. By Patrick Condon Today | TheTyee.ca Professor

LVT in Ontario election, Posted on May 14, 2018

Tue, 2018-05-15 11:05
To pay for this record investment in transit, Schreiner will follow the lead of other forward-looking metropolitan cities that have instituted road pricing – through tolls, congestion charges, parking levies and *land value taxes* in Toronto. Schreiner announces game-changing plan for building

Fwd: Debt overload is an easy problem to solve

Thu, 2018-05-10 16:27
This is a very good read. It's a combo of MMT (gov can print it's own money rather than issue debt) and LVT. Frank ========= As for the government debts that so worry some people at the IMF, Japan is already, if inadvertently, leading the third revolution. The country’s central bank had

The Monopolization of America

Tue, 2018-05-08 08:35
Link: https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/05/07/monopolization-america?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=email_this&utm_source=email While this article is very true, and blatantly obvious in its case, it is unfortunate that Mr. Reich neglects or overlooks the most egregious monopoly of

BUDGET DAY – AUSTRALIA May 8, 2018

Mon, 2018-05-07 20:15
*http://thedepression.org.au/budget-day-australia/ * *As federal budget day dawns across Australia, Harvard PhD, tax expert and former Federal Treasury economist, Dr Terry Dwyer, poses a pertinent question.*

forget property, tax land

Sun, 2018-05-06 11:43
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHHM15db7oA&sns=fb

The Potential of Cryptocurrencies to Transform our Taxation Systems for the Better

Sat, 2018-05-05 11:40
https://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/02/2018/ potential-cryptocurrencies-transform-our-taxation-systems-better

CGO

Thu, 2018-04-26 19:14
FYI-the 2018 CGO Conference Brochure is on our website--www.cgocouncil.org--pass the word! Council of Georgist Organizations – To liberate production from taxation, the earth from monopoly, and humanity from poverty. < https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww

Toronto to use Geoist economics to raise $292 million for transit

Wed, 2018-04-25 20:31
Toronto Mayor originally proposed that the entire $2.7 billion would be raised through Tax Income Financing, but this has been scaled back. Too bad, it would have been the biggest geoist economic project on the continent. Frank de J Council approves $1.46-billion SmartTrack plan < https://w

LVT in Ont Green Party platform

Sun, 2018-04-22 18:14
The Green Party supports establishing a legislative committee to study best practices for reforming and improving the property tax system, with special consideration of moving to a system of Land Value Taxation in order to eliminate inaccurate and arbitrary property assessments, deter speculativ

HGFC / EC Meeting Thurs March 22, Madison, 7:30 pm

Wed, 2018-03-21 09:58
Hi all, if you you can make it tomorrow, would be great. The Madison Ave pub, across from the School of Philosophy on Madison Avenue, just north of Bloor. Brendan, can you phone in to my cell 867-689-2550 and I'll put you on speaker, around 8. 1. The relationship between the HGFC and FC 2.

Canada invented fiat currency

Wed, 2018-03-14 19:21
https://www.biu.ac.il/soc/ec/wp/2009-06.pdf The Inventions and Diffusion of Hyperinflatable Currency Dror Goldberg Department of Economics Bar Ilan University Paper money, when discretionally issued by a government, can be a very powerful political and economic tool. Who invented it and who

Fixing the Fiasco, the Georgist case in 2 minutes

Tue, 2018-03-13 20:24
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_W7qwtYaL0&feature=youtu.be

HGFC / EC Meeting Thurs March 22, Madison, 7:30pm

Wed, 2018-02-28 20:12
OK, this is great. Please let me know who else is hoping to attend. So far: Paul Ramses Paraic Lally Sue Honsl Frank de Jong Think about ideas for the agenda: 1. The relationship between the HGFC and FC 2. Changes to the HGFC website 3. Recent activities of the HGFC (booklaunch) 4.

Henry George Foundation of Canada / Earthsharing Canada meeting in Toronto

Tue, 2018-02-27 01:52
Yes, let's have a meeting. I'll be in Toronto from March 19 - 29, so just to pick a day, how about Thurs March 22, and how about the Madison? Or if you're keen but can't make that date, suggest a different date or place. Frank 867-689-2550 On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 7:54 AM, paul ramses

Re-purposed Earthsharing Canada website

Wed, 2018-02-21 23:38
Hi all, As many of you may know, for many years the initial Georgist organization in Canada was the Henry George Foundation of Canada. Then, about 6-7 years ago we decided we needed a Georgist organization with a "more exciting" name so we followed the lead of the Australian and US Georgists

Labour plans to make landowners sell to state for fraction of value

Sat, 2018-02-03 23:25
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/feb/01/labour-plans-landowners-sell-state-fraction-value?CMP=share_btn_link This article only shows the value inherent in L.V.T. It would be much more pervasive and would be much less draconian. I think this policy would only encourage urban sprawl, and