Video: Land Value Taxation and Agriculture

Frank de Jong

Expensive farmland close to millions of people is best suited for school kids on field trips, families on farm vacations, and young people learning about agriculture, and for growing labour-intensive crops like organic vegetables, fruit, meat and eggs, not low-value crops like corn and soy.



Rent from GM Seeds belongs to the Public

Aside from their inherant dangers, GM seeds do not breed true, and therefore are a type of monoply and thus generate economic rent. As economic rent should accrue equally to the general population, a government charge should be levied against GM seeds, which would help "right-price" GM products makeing them less economically attractive, and also generate gov revenue in lieu of income taxes, a shift which would favour labour-intensive agriculture over GM industrial agriculture.

Below, by Godfrey Dunkley:

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