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We are rent

Earthsharing Canada Google Group - Fri, 2021-01-22 09:59
This is Part I of Fred Harrison's latest work. Humans became a hugely successful species because we generated rent and shared it. But now the rent is being appropriated and misused by a minority impoverishing the majority and destroying nature. Frank Life on Earth: Part 1: #WeAreRent

Margo St. James died Jan. 13, 2021

Earthsharing Canada Google Group - 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

Earthsharing Canada Google Group - 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

Earthsharing Canada Google Group - 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

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

Earthsharing Canada Google Group - 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

Review of Break ‘Em Up by Zephyr Teachout

ECONAMICI A land economist's view - Thu, 2020-10-29 21:51

It's tough being a chicken farmer. Three processors, Tyson, Pilgrim’s Pride, and Perdue, have divvied up the American chicken market between them. Chicken farmers must sell to the one who “owns” their geographical area. That processor dictates where they get their chicks, how they build their chicken houses, what feed and medications they give, when they deliver their fattened birds, and what prices they receive on delivery. They are banned, on pain of being cut off, from comparing prices and conditions with other chicken farmers. In short, they lead the lives of medieval serfs, but at least the serfs could complain to each other about the lord! As Zephyr Teachout reports in her chilling new book, Break 'Em Up, chickenization isn't just for agriculture; it's also how giants like Walmart, McDonalds, Uber and Amazon exploit their suppliers and workers. Meanwhile, monopoly profits flow into their dark money political PACs. . . . → Read More: Review of Break ‘Em Up by Zephyr Teachout

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

Earthsharing Canada Google Group - 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

Earthsharing Canada Google Group - 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”

Earthsharing Canada Google Group - 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

Earthsharing Canada Google Group - 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?

Earthsharing Canada Google Group - 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

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

Review of Thomas Frank’s “The People, No”

ECONAMICI A land economist's view - Sat, 2020-09-05 18:43

The pundits love to denounce populists. They are the ignorant people who rally to the standards of foreign far-right fascists. In the US, they are Donald Trump’s loyal “deplorables” or Bernie Sanders’s “Bernie Bros.” They're a major threat to democracy. In The People, No, Thomas Frank proposes that anti-populists are the real threat. . . . → Read More: Review of Thomas Frank’s “The People, No”

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Vermont land tax story

Earthsharing Canada Google Group - 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, October 18, 1923-July 16, 2020

ECONAMICI A land economist's view - Tue, 2020-07-28 17:27

My old friend and mentor, Mason Gaffney, died last week at his home in Redlands, California. I thank David Cay Johnston for a warm and insightful obituary in the New York Times. I also thank Wyn Achenbaum and Nic Tideman and the Schalkenbach Foundation for an extraordinary tribute with excerpts from his writing. Especially check . . . → Read More: Mason Gaffney, October 18, 1923-July 16, 2020

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Mason Gaffney, NYT obituary

Earthsharing Canada Google Group - 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)

Earthsharing Canada Google Group - 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

Earthsharing Canada Google Group - 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

Earthsharing Canada Google Group - 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
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