economc rent

Wealth taxes have moved up the political agenda

Some economists are reconsidering their aversion to levies on large fortunes:

The Economist, Oct 3rd 2019


Citizens' Dividend

A Citizen's Dividend (CD, equal share payment to all citizes out of collected rent) is crucial strategically for rent collection. There are several other reasons for CD.
1) CD provides a share of the common wealth to everyone.
2) CD reduces poverty directly, government programs may not
3) CD eliminates all the humiliating stigmas of means tested welfare programs.
4) CD counteracts the inevitable increase in unemployment due to technology, globalization, outsourcing, downsizing, automation, etc.

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