South Carolina Paper’s Writer Favors CommonWealth
|January 20, 2014||Posted by Staff under Good Press|
This 2014 excerpt of coastal South Carolina’s Chronicle, Jan 20, is by Joel Schlosberg.
An antipoverty program that empowers ordinary people to run their own lives would be both more respectful and more effective than the top-down approach. Martin Luther King approvingly quotes laissez-faire populist Henry George’s view that creative activity “is not the work of slaves, driven to their task either by the lash of a master or by animal necessities” and thus would be “enormously increased” in a post-poverty society.
A society-wide economic floor could, and should, be sustained by means consistent with free markets. Henry George’s single tax was the culmination of a line of classical liberal proposals to provide all members of society with a share of common natural resources.
Ed. Notes: If a tax is to provide anyone with a share then it must create commonwealth and be coupled with a dividend, seems to me.