|November 8, 2013||Posted by Staff under Campaigns|
Expect jobs to pay enough to live? Forget it. They can’t. Get used to the idea of an income apart from your labor or capital. Demand a fair share of the value of your region’s land. The fairest and most efficient way to distribute society’s surplus.
|November 5, 2013||Posted by Staff under Campaigns|
Connecticut cities struggle with vacant land, owned by speculators who need a nudge. The state was eager to adopt the tax. One of the biggest boosters was Hartford Councilman Larry Deutsch, a close friend of Philadelphia Councilman Wilson Goode Jr.
|November 4, 2013||Posted by Staff under Campaigns|
He wants his fellow rich to pay higher taxes, labor to pay lower, and to shift taxes to favor economic growth. Better to not funnel so much to so few in the first place. Get society’s surplus upstream, not downstream. Use taxes or dues to recover the spending on land, natural assets, and government-granted privileges like banking charters. Then share the redirected revenue.
|October 29, 2013||Posted by Staff under Campaigns|
Connecticut now lets some towns shift their property tax off buildings (made by humans) to land (whose site value is made by community) to reverse the Rust Belt blues. Will those towns now do it?
|October 28, 2013||Posted by Staff under Campaigns|
Patents were supposed to protect inventors, allow them to profit, but now all they seem to do is attract parasites, so they can profit instead. Perhaps we should charge full market value for patents, and end this uncivil speculation.