|November 4, 2013||Posted by Staff under Rent recovery or avoidance|
The real state is real estate; land speculators rule the land. If you’re not getting an exemption for your land, then you’re paying more tax so speculators can pay less.
|November 2, 2013||Posted by Staff under High Cost of Land|
Flying a long way for hours beats enriching landlords — but how could it be sustainable for long? Why not collect and share London rents instead?
|November 1, 2013||Posted by Staff under Corruption, Financial|
This $13 billion settlement, actually a $9 billion settlement, came close to never happening. It’s a lot of money, but this deal is a gift to Chase. More basically, so is the practice of bundling land value into mortgages while ground rents should be shared by us all.
|November 1, 2013||Posted by Staff under Rent recovery or avoidance|
This isn’t Sherwood Forest: there’s no robbing the rich to give to the poor here. Instead, it’s the other way around: hogging land value that should be common wealth shared by all.
|October 31, 2013||Posted by Staff under Health|
To cut out sugar you have to cut out pickles and all processed food. Why’s sugar so cheap for food processors? You subsidize sugar, you don’t tax it, like you do tobacco.
|October 31, 2013||Posted by Staff under Environmental, Subsidies & Waste & Public Debt|
If state and federal requirements for oil and gas drillers are lax, we could pay the clean-up bill — as we do for oil, gas, and mining — adding insult to injury. So why do we limit the liability of those who put people and planet at risk?
|October 29, 2013||Posted by Staff under Corruption|
Inventors must overcome not just the unknown but also heavily invested competitors who have the cozy, backroom cooperation of politicians and bureaucrats. If politics were not a road block to progress, how far ahead could we now be?
|October 29, 2013||Posted by Staff under Environmental|
Our normal lives are killing us sooner. We must take the politics out of techno-progress. And let’s use metro land compactly, so we can lose our addiction to cars. Ready?
|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 Health|
“One problem with medical research,” Odone said, “is that doctors think they know everything. In fact, they know very little.” A non-doctor, Odone found an oil that extended his son’s life by decades. Imagine a world that let everyone contribute, not just those in the hierarchy. It’s one big reason why economic justice matters so much.
|October 28, 2013||Posted by Staff under Land Disputes|
Paying a ground rent is not the problem. Not getting a rent dividend back from your community is the problem. You help create the land’s value by your presence, and you respect the claims of others — a fair share belong to all members of society.
|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.