Real World Examples
While governments, of course, do tax a great number of things, some governments actually do recover much more of the socially-generated value of land, location, and resources, compared to governments that burden income, sales, and buildings more so. The nation that recovers more ground rent than any other may be Taiwan. And thru-out history, in many times and places, different governments have done a better job of treating site value as common wealth (remember, it is the presence of the community, not the ownership of an individual, that gives a location its value).
All these places have reaped the benefits of collecting society’s surplus into the public treasury (remember, it’s a surplus because spending for portions of Earth never rewards anyone’s contribution of labor or capital since none of us create Earth). But these stellar examples have not created a critical mass for a movement toward sharing Earth by sharing her worth. Something novel is needed.
In the past, there was such a movement. Check out the articles in the right side column. The “Famous Thinkers” one may hold some surprises.