Signing contracts with oily hands often lets any gain slip away, as companies find ways to minimize the share they pay landowners, sometimes legally, but even when not courts are too lenient.
Railroads left decaying tracks on private land, routes now ideal for hikers. Can owners charge government what they didn’t charge railroads? Are owners greedy or cheated?
Over 15 years now, oil sand’s companies imposed their mishaps on nature yet our “protectors” imposed little in the way of fines. This report comes at an inconvenient time for supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline project.
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?
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?
What do you pay for when buying a home? The house or the land? Depends on where you are. Buy a mansion in a desirable place and most of your millions go to the site, not the structure.
The number of Americans who renounced their citizenship in the second quarter of 2013 increased sixfold over the same period in 2012. No matter where you make money, the US wants some of it.
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.
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.
European conquerors did not simply use force but also cited the law to justify their incursions. Yet appealing to justice and following natural law would require at least compensating those excluded.
They protest around the clock on Highway 12 near Canada to block the passage of a megaload truck operating on Indian land without a permit. How to reconcile land profit vs land protection?
To know better what’s happening, scientists need more detailed data, There isn’t enough publicly available geological information. Oil companies have the information but it is proprietary — as is the oil and land until we change that.
For their role in the crime wave that devastated the economy, why haven’t any US bankers gone to jail? Iceland jailed its banksters. Jail is just a first step. We must also stop sending our payments for land and resources to Wall St, but redirect them back to society.
Before you buy, challenge companies to put their money where their marketing department is, and actually support the causes they claim to be benefiting with the sales of their products. Longer term, let’s obviate charity and win justice for all.
Do the math. Millions of dollars are not much to oilsters raking in billion every quarter. Most of the money they get — some of the worth of Earth — is not for them alone but for Earthlings in general, eh?