1. ADAMS, Charles. For Good and Evil (1991) Western history via the lens not of class struggle but taxation, taxer vs. taxee.
2. ADAMS, James Ring. Secrets of the Tax Revolt (1984) US history via the lens not of class struggle but taxation.
3. ANDERSON, Alfred. Liberating the Early American Dream (1985) The dream of liberty fulfilled by geonomic policy; nicely holistic.
4. ANDERSON, Terry Lee. Free-Market Environmentalism (1991) To an extent, but some glaring gaps, inserted to favor the already favored?
5. ARONOWITZ, Stanley & DIFAZIO, William. The Jobless Future: Sci-Tech and the Dogma of Work (1994) “Jobfree” is more like it, were we getting our Citizens Dividend.
6. ASHWORTH, William. Economy of Nature (1995) By the author of The Late Great Lakes, follows Hawkens’ Ecology of Commerce; likewise well-written on autonomy of economies.
7. BANK, World. “Land Reform” (booklet, 1979) An early admission of the necessity for basic changes in land ownership in the Third World.
8. Banks, Dr. Ronald. Costing the Earth (1989) How much rent in England? Try a third of national income.
9. BARLETT, Donald L. & STEELE, James B. America: Who Really Pays the Taxes? (1994) This pair of Philadelphia Inquirer reporters got a Pulitzer for showing millionaires not only paying zero taxes but getting back checks from the US Treasury!
10. BOVARD, James. Lost Rights: the Destruction of American Liberty (1995) Why well-intended regulations are actually “wreckulations”.
11. BROCKWAY, George. End of Economic Man (198?) Debunks the Federal Reserve on banker’s interest slowing inflation; actually it worsens it and leads to recession.
12. BROWN, Lester et al. State of the World (annual) Worldwatch every now and then recommends taxing land and curbing subsidies and cites distributive injustice.
13. BUSEY, James. The Latin American Political Guide (1986) Shows Costa Rica at the top of its class in many regards, based on widespread ownership of land.
14. COBB, Clifford. “The Roads Aren’t Free” (booklet, 1993) Redefining Progress (SF Bay Area) researcher tallies up the subsidies, funds for cars coming not from gasoline taxes.
15. COMMONER, Barry. The Closing Circle (1971) How pollutants come back to roost (thank to limiting liability, I add); some self-regulating feedback loops in ecosystem and economy.
16. COBB, John and DALY, Herman. For the Common Good (1989) Altho’ wanders a bit from an organic approach (it’s statist in that it’s taxist), it includes taxing land, thanks to son Cliff (above).
17. DE SOTO, Hernando. The Mystery of Capitalism (2000) Tallies up the value of the land held by the poor in the Third World and the time lost in trying to comply with regulations there.
18. DICK, Everett. The Lure of the Land, a social history of the Public Lands from the articles of Confederation to the New Deal (1970) Include some great vignettes of speculators and decent people trying to turn the tide.
19. DOMHOFF, G. William. Power Elite and the State (1990) The old boy network in detail.
20. DURNING, Alan Thein & BAUMAN, Yoram. Tax Shift (1998) Half of geonomics, minus the subsidy shift and the POV of a new discipline, but succinct with great charts.
21. EKINS, Paul. The Gaia Atlas of Green Economics (1992) Forward by Dr. Manfred Max-Neef uses the neologism “geonomics”; cites Henry George and recommends taxing land.
22. FELLMETH, Robert C., Project Director. Politics of Land: Ralph Nader’s Study Group Report on Land Use in California (1973) Recommends taxing land.
23. FERKISS, Victor. Nature, Technology, and Society: Roots of the Current Environmental Crisis (1993) Recommends taxing land (among other ideas).
The Great Wave
Subtitled Price Revolutions and the Rhythm of History (1996). Brandeis prof David Hackett
24. FITCH, Robert. The Assassination of New York (1993) How skyscrapers kicked out factories (right vs left) but leaves out the plaza (green) where people really live interactively. Good info on Hong Kong – big success on public land; these data appear later in Fortune magazine, naming the city state the world’s best for business, 1994 October.
25. FODOR, Eben. Better Not Bigger (1999) Details subsidies for sprawl.
26. FOX, Matthew. A Spirituality Named Compassion (1979) Recommends taxing land.
27. FRIEDENBERG, Dennis. Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Land (1992) Very readable history on the foundation of first fortunes.
28. FUKUOKA, Masanobu. One-Straw Revolution (1978) Offers a basis for hands-off solutions rather than adding on more interference.
29. GAFFNEY, Mason & HARRISON, Fred. Corruption of Economics (1995) How the discipline twisted their science to toss out Henry George, land, and rents, conflating land into capital and rent into profit, and have been little more than superstition ever since.
30. GEORGE, Henry. Progress and Poverty (1879) Classic. Hugely popular. Never contradicted or disproven or debunked but “bunked” by the hucksters, the neoclassical economists.
31. GLASSMAN, James K. Washington Post writer syndicated in The Seattle Times, 1996 Jan 18 on how ending tax breaks for real estate need not necessarily reduce investor profit if they shift their portfolio to stocks and bonds.
32. Harris, Marshall. The Origin of the Land Tenure System in the US (1993) Not popularly written but nevertheless a sad tale of injustice.
33. HARRISON, Fred, Editor. The Losses of Nations: Deadweight Politics vs. Public Rent Dividends (1998) Shows how taxing shifting lets us prosper (which allows us leisure).
34. HARRISON, Fred. Power In the Land (1983) Among other success stories, tells Taiwan’s from upping the tax on land.
35. HAWKEN, Paul. Ecology of Commerce (1993). Business’ role in the problem and solution. Points to an organic solution and even recommends shifting taxes from income to waste.
36. HAWKEN, Paul & LOVINS, Amory & Hunter. Natural Capitalism (1999) Bit of a grandiose title for mere voluntary investments in rational, money-making energy efficiency, but at least it does cite taxing pollution.
37. Horwitz, Morton. The Transformation of American Law, 1780 – 1860 (1977) The growth of limits on liability which skewed development of industry, technology, polity, and equity.
38. JACOBS, Jane. Cities and the Wealth of Nations (1984) Shows economies as autonomous and not conforming to political boundaries of nations but being city-centered.
39. JACOBS, Michael. The Green Economy (1991) While not green but left, it’s the best of the left, replacing the invisible hand with the invisible elbow, crowding out hoi polloi for the elite.
40. KEMP, Jack. American Renaissance: a strategy for the 1980s (1979) Recommends taxing land.
41. KUHN, Thomas. Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1970) How to shift prevailing paradigms.
42. KUNSTLER, James Howard. Home From Nowhere (1996) Modern classic against sprawl, for New Urbanism, that recommends taxing land.
43. LANDES, David. The Wealth and Poverty of Nations.
44. Mayer, Arno J. The Persistence of the Old Regime (1981) The rich were never a majority of industrialists but forever the old landed.
45. MILLER, Nathan. Stealing From America (1992) Big names robbing the public treasury and the public lands; well-written.
46. MORRIS, David. The Self-reliant City (1982) Recommends recovering some rent for some nature, that for communicating via the electro-magnetic spectrum.
47. MYERS, Norman & KENT, Jennifer, Island Press. Perverse Subsidies: How Misused Tax Dollars Harm the Environment and the Economy (2001) It also adds some examples of curbing subsidies curbing harm.
48. PAYNE, James L. Costly Returns, the Burdens of the US Tax System (1993) Tally up the costs of collection and bookkeeping and there’s only a third of collected revenue left for us.
49. PORRITT, Jonathan. Seeing Green (1984) Manifesto of the UK Greens which recommends taxing land.
50. POST, Charles Johnson. “How New York solved its housing crisis” (1934?) They exempted new buildings, not old sites, from taxes, so construction tripled.
51. Powelson, John. The Story of Land (1988) Well written, tho’ not popularly, and comprehensive, including Asia; shows how density leads to conflict and finally conflict resolution without which (sans respect for law) further progress is impossible.
52. Pye-Smith, Charlie. Earthscan, London (2002). The Subsidy Scandal: How Your Government Wastes Your Money to Wreck Your Environment. Well written by a real reporter; leaves little to the imagination, but it’s the facts, now, that greens need to marshall.
53. RIFKIN, Jeremy. End of Work: Decline of the Global Labor Force and Dawn of the Post-Market Era (1995) Recommends pay for volunteers to charities – perhaps a step to a dividend with no strings attached.
54. ROBERTSON, James. Future Wealth (1990) British version of Daly/Cobb (above) but better, even more geonomic, with sound analysis.
55. ROGERS, James E. Thorold, MP. Six Centuries of Work and Wages – The History of English Labour (Feb 1884) Why workweek was shorter before factories.
56. ROODMAN, David Malin. Natural Wealth of Nations: Harnessing the Market for the Environment (1998) Very good; more comprehensive than Tax Shift (above) but can’t quite break from economics whereas it must go the way of alchemy to be replaced by real science.
57. ROTHSCHILD, Michael. Bionomics (1990) First half gives the most readable view of economy as part of ecosystem then avoids logically concluding with a organic solution sans taxes admittedly for political, not scientific reasons, and instead goes on to tout his favorite tax.
58. SALE, Kirk. Human Scale (1980) Smaller is better and bioregional; includes taxing land.
59. SCHOR, Juliet. The Overworked American (1991) Cites history and stats; rising productivity is not channeled into time-off; otherwise, we could shorten the workweek. How? See next.
60. SCHULTZ, Robert. The $30,000 Solution (1996) The size of a share of society’s surplus which would let us take time off.
61. SCHMIDHEINY, Stephan. Changing Course (1992) Euro businessmen recommending taxing land.
62. SHABECOFF, Philip. A Fierce Green Fire (1993) History of the environmental movement which cites those who’d shift taxes landward.
63. SMITH, J.W. The World’s Wasted Wealth (1994) All the jobs that would disappear if they weren’t our only source of income.
64. SOCIETY, California Historical. “The Wright Act” (1983) How taxing land to pay for new dams broke up huge cattle ranches about a century ago.
65. SOMBART, Werner. Why There is No Socialism in the United States (1906) Wage differences in America and Europe about a century ago; higher here thanks to freer land.
66. Stevenson, Glenn. Common Property Economics (1991) Debunks the so-called tragedy of the commons; selfishness has not been universal thru time and space.
67. Strauss, William & Howe, Neil. Generations: History of America’s Future, 1584-2069 (1991) What goes around, comes around, in convincing detail.
68. THOLSTRUP, Knud (Danish MP). “Economic Liberalism” (1973) and “Third Way for the Third World” (booklet 1986) Results of Denmark’s raising the rate on land then cutting it on income; his data appeared earlier in The New York Times editorial, “Big Lesson From A Small Nation”, 1960 October 2.
69. WRIGHT, Frank Lloyd. The Living City (1957) Recommends taxing land.
70. ZEPEZAUER, Mark & NAIMAN, Arthur. Take the Rich Off Welfare (1996) Shows how most public spending doesn’t help the poor but enriches the rich.
71. CONSERVATION LAW FOUNDATION. “Recycling Facts” (fact-sheet; undated, probably early 1990s) Sans subsidies, on a level playing field, recycling would roll over virgin extraction.
72. American Journal of Economics and Sociology, GENOVESE, Frank C., Ph.D., Editor-in-chief. Published quarterly under grants from the Francis Neilson Fund and the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation. Scholars examine the ideas of Henry George.
73. Census of Governments, “Taxable Property Values: Assessed Valuations for Local Government Property Tax”. US Dpt Commerce, Economics & Statistics Admin, Bureau of Census, Washington, DC.
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75. Incentive Taxation, ed. Cord, Steve, Henry George Fdn, Philadelphia, PA. Many nuggets, such as 2002 April reporting that the Australian cities which tax land have fewer tax defaults and delinquents than neighboring cities that tax both land and buildings; the same smooth administration was reported by Pittsburgh, Johannesburg, et al, too.
76. Land Lines. Lincoln Inst. of Land Policy, Cambridge, MA. Occasional nuggets, such as 1995 November when Charles Geisler writes that household wealth is 47% real estate and the richest 5% of owners (including corporations) own 75% of the land.