It’s like the old joke of the operation was successful but the patient died. The economy recovered but more people are poor.
The headlines screamed that China is beating the US but the actual story is a bit more finessed, which often happens in news media.
The banking culture, which puts gain above all else, fuels greed, making bankers more likely to cheat.
It’s good the Federal Communications Commission is getting some money for the citizenry but are they competent to get all on the table?
Modern urban people are to be forgiven if they think land is not important any more. But read on to see just how costly land permission is.
Forget your royalty. Oil and gas companies get fossil fuel from federal lands and pay nothing for at least some of it.
The people in power in China have been making a lot of smart decisions lately, allowing competition, and promise to do so again.
Want to see how economies work? Watch the Land of the Rising Sun. They give a good example of what not to do.
The man is more famous for a prize that does not exist — the Nobel in economics (Albert ruled that out) — than he is for promoting smart taxes, darn it.
You think of Marx you think of labor and capital but believe it or not some Marxists think clearly about land.
While the man is a political economist, he does get some major points right, such as how revenue policy can be made much, much more sane.
What makes property proper? Keeping its annual rental value? Or sharing it with your neighbors who acknowledge your title?
Bright guy Larry Page sees the stumbling block of land in affordable housing but does not yet see the powerful solution.
While conservatives reject Marxist redistribution, they accept Marx’s elevation of capital and redistribution to themselves.
Some clear thinkers focus on a tax that is not really a tax but one heck of a powerful tool for driving efficient use of land and healing what ails economies.