|December 11, 2013||Posted by Staff under Activism|
If only providing people with education, journalism, scientific evidence, or reason would help them make good decisions, but our brains want something else.
|December 10, 2013||Posted by Staff under Politics|
Growth, like it or not, is often greater while a Democrat is in the White House. Do number crunchers know why? Do they know what actually measures good for everyone?
|December 10, 2013||Posted by Staff under Economic Principles, Geonomics In Action|
When the hometown high school football team wins big, so do homeowners, US media claim, pandering to the land speculator in all of us. And it’s not homes but sites that appreciate.
|December 10, 2013||Posted by Staff under Land Disputes|
Once the world was Americanized. Now Africa is Chinized. Where few natives farmed, now Chinese agri-business harvests rice for hungry compatriots back home.
|December 10, 2013||Posted by Staff under Health|
Drug addicts have shaped the police force but if were to find a cure besides just punish the offender then perhaps drug addiction should actually shape our public policy about efficient land use.
|December 9, 2013||Posted by Staff under Environmental|
If you like to eat, and your food likes to grow in healthy soil, how much more can your food growers degrade before reaching the point of no return?
|December 9, 2013||Posted by Staff under Activism, Financial|
Many people lost their life savings when the house-land bubble burst. At least one town, with a Green Party mayor, stands up to Wall Street.
|December 8, 2013||Posted by Staff under Economic Principles|
China has a bigger middle class than America has people, more people studying English than Americans speaking English. Such a huge economy must help some people.
|December 7, 2013||Posted by Staff under Subsidies & Waste & Public Debt|
The problem of people going hungry is not so much lack of food but of too much food going to waste. Who can afford to waste food? Not those working the land.
|December 6, 2013||Posted by Staff under Rent recovery or avoidance|
Did you realize that so much of the spending in the economy never rewards any owner’s effort or any lender’s credit? That being the case, whose is it?
|December 6, 2013||Posted by Staff under Inequality / Concentration|
There is enough to go around so that nobody need suffer. The problem, it’s not going around. It gets stuck in the 1% of the 1% of the 1%.
|December 4, 2013||Posted by Staff under Activism|
Good news: Poor nations seek answers. Bad news: they don’t seek far enough. Since the right’s recommendations did not work, now back to the left? What about neither?
|December 4, 2013||Posted by Staff under Rent recovery or avoidance|
In the US capital, six firms took turns winning tax liens on properties worth $540 million. The odds that their bidding pattern was a coincidence? Less than 1 in 1000.
|December 4, 2013||Posted by Staff under Corruption, Environmental|
Papua New Guinea has the 3rd biggest rainforest on Earth and laws that enshrine the land ownership of indigenous tribes. Yet government colludes with foreign loggers.
|December 4, 2013||Posted by Staff under Economic Principles, High Cost of Land, Inequality / Concentration|
Who really owns famous places? The absentee owners hide behind incorporated holding companies. But so what if the landlord is a foreigner or not? Still a landlord.