The ex-Labor Secretary under Bill Clinton is about the biggest name to talk tough, which is fine, but even more toughness is needed.
The Supreme Court of the Philippines ordered land distribution in 2012. How’s that working out? Badly. Contracts have replaced titles.
The idea of government taking the value of your land may not appeal but if they use it to fund a dividend, then it may appeal.
At least half the cost of new bridges, etc, is paying the interest on bonds sold to fund the project. Does the state get its money’s worth?
People doing dumb work resent having to do meaningless labor and resent those who get to do meaningful labor but need to demand leisure.
If you’re not American, you might know that the US spends more money on war than all the other major nations combined.
The people in Washington running the show, lacking experience with real people abroad, make big mistakes yet make big money.
Small farmers are losing land — it’s a land reform movement in reverse. In 20 years, half of US farmland will be sold to new owners.
When even economists don’t take seriously conventional economics, you know something’s wrong. Yet the press still treats them as experts.
Our contributor Down Under explains what’s really behind the protests that won’t go away in Australia, behind even the austerity.
The Guardian’s George Monbiot slams his Labour Party for rejecting a tax on land value and caving in to conservatives.
While billions of people in tropical countries suffer debilitating poverty, Singapore soars. How did they do it? Can other places do it, too?
Europeans work for justice. After activists put a basic income on the Swiss ballot, now Spanish activists sit in the European Parliament.
The problem with private banks in America is that the US government tends not to arrest bad bankers, since they pay off politicians.
Piketty uses data, however reliable, to show capitalism must worsen inequality. The solution is older than his numbers.