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Margo St. James died Jan. 13, 2021

Mon, 2021-01-18 08:08
A couple of really interesting historical items related to Henry George. Frank ============= COYOTE was "Call off your old tired ethics" The mention of "Kent Canyon" in the 2nd article likely refers to William Kent, who was a big landowner, a congressman, and a single taxer. He donated land

Winds of change are blowing across Scotland’s ancestral moorlands

Sun, 2021-01-03 21:11
Winds of change are blowing across Scotland’s ancestral moorlands < https://www.ft.com/content/f84f8718-5acd-4057-8241-73df193014aa?accessToken=zwAAAXbLIm5AkdP4T4cYWs1AV9OCQXPfGTAUqg.MEUCIQCbi9kAvUBgtDoc28MQPlgcW931s5o4VCvoWFKCThHhvgIgX_f8X3lJuc5k9P7hbp6JG55a4a_BFTgQTj7ArT6I5hY&sharetype=gift?token

Value capture makes infrastructure (and COVID funding) self-financing

Fri, 2020-11-27 09:15
Infrastructure can be self-financing through value capture -- government funding not required, governments don't need to print money to build infrastructure. Check out the below new example in Oz. Similarly, instead of QE to finance COVID funding, national governments could use value capture.

Fwd: November RSF Digest

Thu, 2020-11-12 10:51
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Inheritance, not work, has become the main route to middle-class home ownership

Wed, 2020-11-11 10:27
Good article in Guardian a few days ago. In most of Canada the only route to home ownership is now also through inheritance. The article doesn't suggest any resolution, and while the included video suggests raising interest rates would help, it doesn't mention doing so would put most mortgage

Fwd: Are Canberrans really smarter and wealthier? Or are they just better at tax...?

Thu, 2020-10-29 07:41
---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Prosper Australia Date: Thu, Oct 29, 2020 at 3:00 AM Subject: Are Canberrans really smarter and wealthier? Or are they just better at tax...? To: Mr. Frank de Jong Having trouble reading this

My letter in today's Globe

Wed, 2020-10-14 08:03
Oct. 14: ‘Raising … taxes would only further pummel the already-damaged economy.’ Readers debate how to raise taxes, without wrecking the economy, plus other letters to the editor < https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/letters/article-oct-14-raising-taxes-would-only-further-pummel-the-already/

“The way we tax businesses in this country is mad”

Sun, 2020-10-11 21:28
BBC Newsnight < https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsnight/?__cft__[0]=AZWlsyg4sIlBeiFaA-FdIU5EPkke8EV4YvChFfGtr7BciGKABGX5qrA8isGUqRjhdEe0g8M-wTUezh-bPANNIejwG9kV5YYRXRyD95FQldNTrpg94kDu3GXuR-3QpdEoWqWAStqGSsi_e1zLcC3iar7MrQc93OjB16o8XjPFHeLF3e62-9UQ8U-tSkJbQ-fSUE8MpVEyIiWna7kZs-ncmanKV3_oq58G8kMK-XIcW

LVT and COVID

Sat, 2020-10-03 09:39
Breakthrough piece on LVT and COVID, written by RSF ED Josie Faass!! f How a land value tax could make Philadelphia a more equitable city < https://whyy.org/articles/how-a-land-value-tax-could-make-philadelphia-a-more-equitable-city/>

Have big cities had their day?

Fri, 2020-09-18 08:35
Interesting piece in the Spectator today about Georgist economics and cities. He uses the word "poncery". : ) https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/have-big-cities-had-their-day-/amp Some technology is anti-Georgist. Air travel, for example, may be unhealthily agglomerative, since the nature of

Hello......Donald Freeland

Sun, 2020-09-06 11:00
Hi, I hope you are fine? would be glad if you can grant me a favor. Donald

Vermont land tax story

Sun, 2020-08-02 17:06
Seems like a good idea, but it seems it needs an annual tax as well. Joe Polito -- *“I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better. (Abraham Lincoln)*

Mason Gaffney, NYT obituary

Sun, 2020-07-26 23:53
This afternoon, David Cay Johnston's obituary for Mase was posted to the NYT website. And I've attached a somewhat expanded version of the RSF tribute. (Don't miss "The Red and The Blue" from December 2004.) https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/26/business/economy/mason-gaffney-dead.html

The case for a land value tax (UK Young Conservative Network)

Fri, 2020-07-24 19:28
https://ycnetwork.uk/perspective/the-case-for-a-land-value-tax-tom-spencer/?fbclid=IwAR1jBItG7oLR72hKTCakcA-7tjVr05eb_ra7Pmr9fF6gUj9gTb9IRf5liPE a Labour Land Campaign Paper < http://www.labourland.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/JonesWilcoxLVTpaperFinal-V2.pdf> estimated that a LVT of just 3%

Mason Gaffney

Sat, 2020-07-18 17:35
I thought the Earthsharing list should know that Mason Gaffney passed away yesterday. He was our most formidable Georgist thinker. He will be missed dearly. Frank Peddle =========== Wyn Achenbaum Fri, Jul 17, 9:23 AM (1 day ago) I had an email during the night from Mase's son Stuart:

Supporting the Recovery

Thu, 2020-07-09 09:02
Good morning fellow HGFCers, I feel very encouraged by reading this post by our fabulous Aussie colleague, Karl Fitzgerald. Our economic program is unequivocally the best, if not the only way to recover from the fiscal damage of the lockdown. Frank ======================= Land Positives in

Value of selected natural resource reserves in Canda (x $1,000,000)

Mon, 2020-07-06 10:19
Value of selected natural resource reserves (x 1,000,000)1 2 3 The bottom line is Timber stocks, method I 7 Footnote 7 says it's after a positive return to capital, which means

Doug Ford has become a Georgist..

Mon, 2020-07-06 09:32
...or maybe it's a humongous give-away to developers. Frank =========== “The thinking is that we take the lands that we’d be purchasing for the transit stations and use these same lands for the construction of housing, including affordable housing,” a second official confirmed. That

COVID-19 QE money never needs to be repaid

Mon, 2020-07-06 08:55
Here's the explanation why much of the COVID-19 QE money never needs to be repaid. Fun with numbers, eh. Frank =============== "Depending on how much quantitative easing the central bank does, the money so created can take the form of either government bonds or central bank reserves. ...

Land Valuation - Statscan

Wed, 2020-06-24 11:58
"*Real estate*, which accounts for more than three-quarters of national wealth, moderated the decline, growing 1.1% to *$9,106.2 billion*." From: https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/200313/dq200313a-eng.htm (Released 2020-03-13) The Daily — National balance sheet and financial flow