|November 23, 2013||Posted by Staff under Editorials|
Political people demonize each other but should be able to agree on some fundamentals.
|November 22, 2013||Posted by Staff under Editorials|
Matt Yglesias is one of America’s few young, articulate, and well-followed writers bold enough to venture where others are too timid to go — into the realm of economic justice.
|November 18, 2013||Posted by Scott Baker under Editorials|
Are your savings safe? Does it matter where in the business cycle — really a land-price cycle — where we are? What can we do as individuals and as society?
|November 18, 2013||Posted by Staff under Book Reviews, Editorials|
Why does everyone know Marx and so few know Henry George? George’s policies have worked better than Marx’s. Is it because the elite can demonize Marx but not good guy George?
|November 17, 2013||Posted by Fred Foldvary under Editorials|
Neither those hanging on to power nor those grasping it can make things better, only geonomists can. Just as the laws of physics and biology cannot be changed, nor can the laws of economics.
|November 17, 2013||Posted by Staff under Editorials|
Detroit’s broke? Why? Its property tax base remains. Though diminished and badly-assessed, it could still fund a renewal if Michigan reads its history and finds the political will.
|November 11, 2013||Posted by Fred Foldvary under Editorials|
New Mexico police are body searching drivers, taking them out of their cars, and remanding them to hospitals for intrusive inspection. Would it help to see us as compatriots, not sheeple?
|November 3, 2013||Posted by Fred Foldvary under Editorials|
When politicians levy a tax, they really get to throw their weight around, so ideally they’d tax with care and not discourage people from trying to live the good life.
|November 2, 2013||Posted by Staff under Editorials|
Economists base their policies on ideologies and tortured data. They recommend austerity – the equivalent of doctors bleeding patients. But is regulation the cure? This cry for controlling markets happens every business cycle. To get to the root, and remove temptation, better to take land value out of mortgages, so speculators have nothing to speculate on, and pay the raised revenue as dividends to citizens.
|November 1, 2013||Posted by Staff under Editorials|
Entertainment and enlightenment in one package? Yes, in videos of cartoon bears explaining financial shenanigans. Who wants to help make one on something even deeper and more powerful — geonomics?
|October 31, 2013||Posted by Staff under Editorials|
Comic Russell Brand: Include everyone, judge no one, harm no one. Sharing, respecting our land, are spiritual principles. There is a culture to belong to, that is potent, virile, and alive.
|October 31, 2013||Posted by Staff under Editorials, The Progress Report|
Someone has invented a way to keep insiders from winning favors that enrich themselves and impoverish others. How? End subsidies. Don’t let politicians spend our money. Let’s spend it ourselves. Pay ourselves a Citizens Dividend from recovered “rents”. Sort of like Alaska and Singapore do. Charge full value for privileges then disburse the raised revenue. Then techno-progress will benefit everyone.
|October 28, 2013||Posted by Fred Foldvary under Editorials|
Tribes with low tech lost big time to newcomers with disease immunity and stronger weapons. How about if reservations enjoyed the same rights as states? What if, instead of being way out in the boonies, Indians had a city? Would it flourish?
|October 27, 2013||Posted by Staff under Editorials|
Complexity is the enemy of equity. It helps accountants, hurts taxpayers. To get really simple and fair, replaces taxes with fees and dues and corral the worth of Earth first, a stream of wealth already ours.
|October 27, 2013||Posted by Fred Foldvary under Editorials|
Bucky Balls, an unsafe consumer product? Or is somebody an overzealous protector? And if an entrepreneur is liable, shouldn’t hers insurance pay, not herm hermself?