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Tax Reform to recover the unearned wealth attached to land
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The Ancestral Values We Inherited: Protecting Indigenous Water, Land and Culture in Mexico

The Ancestral Values We Inherited: Protecting Indigenous Water, Land and Culture in Mexico | Land & Site Value Tax | Scoop.it
''We won't let the government or foreign companies own or exploit our resources,'' says Saul Atanasio Roque Morales, a Xoxocotla indigenous man from the state of Morelos, Mexico.
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The story is always the same;- natural resources, essential commons enclosed or destroyed by a careless elite. 

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Italy Repeals Property Tax in Bid for Stability - TIME

Italy Repeals Property Tax in Bid for Stability - TIME | Land & Site Value Tax | Scoop.it
Italy Repeals Property Tax in Bid for Stability TIME (ROME) — Italy's government agreed Wednesday to repeal an unpopular property tax that ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi has long campaigned to abolish, a crucial deal for the survival of Premier...
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Stupid to get rid of a property tax even if it is not LVT. 

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Land Value Tax - Overlooked?

Land Value Tax - Overlooked? | Land & Site Value Tax | Scoop.it
The basic premise of a land-value tax is a simple one; a tax upon land, but only upon the unimproved value. Land is valued according to the surrounding area- a plot of land next to more amenities i...
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A tax for our times, well argued.

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Saving Philadelphia Schools Through Tax Reform

Saving Philadelphia Schools Through Tax Reform | Land & Site Value Tax | Scoop.it
I have been extremely impressed to see Philadelphia’s students, teachers, parents and churches organizing at the grassroots level. (#veterans #today** Saving Philadelphia Schools Through Tax Reform: Adopting a Land Value Tax Lik...
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Good advocacy.

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Green energy to uphold occupation in Western Sahara - wsrw.org

Green energy to uphold occupation in Western Sahara - wsrw.org | Land & Site Value Tax | Scoop.it
Western Sahara Resource Watch
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This is the elite grabbing land and renwable energy resource from local peoples without compensation or consultation.  The EU will be complicit if it imports electricity - green or otherwise.  Tackling climate change does not give absolution for invasion and theft. 

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How Oil And Gas Drillers Avoid Paying Royalties

How Oil And Gas Drillers Avoid Paying Royalties | Land & Site Value Tax | Scoop.it
ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten reports: Don Feusner ran dairy cattle on his 370-acre slice of northern Pennsylvania until he could no longer turn a profit by farming.

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Only an annual land tax or royalty tax based on the resources extracted can overcome the accounting tricks fossil fuel extracting companies can use to maximise their own return. 

Needless to say, landowners should not get anything other than a rent to compensate for loss of agricultural sue.  Instead the whole community should benefit from the sale of its precious fossil resources.

All the above subject to the painful reality that Earthlings cannot afford to retrieve and burn the remaining fossil fuels if we want a habitable planet.

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Why Don’t More Cities Tax Based on Value of Land Rather Than What You Put On It? – Next City

Why Don’t More Cities Tax Based on Value of Land Rather Than What You Put On It? – Next City | Land & Site Value Tax | Scoop.it
A new report from the Center for an Urban Future and NYU’s Wagner Innovation Lab highlights 25 policy ideas that are good for American cities. We closely examine one, the split-rate property tax, from Harrisburg and other Pennsylvania cities.
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How to Talk to Conservatives About Cities: An Interview With Chuck Marohn - Keystone Politics

How to Talk to Conservatives About Cities: An Interview With Chuck Marohn - Keystone Politics | Land & Site Value Tax | Scoop.it
How to Talk to Conservatives About Cities: An Interview With Chuck Marohn
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I've felt like LVT is a tool that's been underemphasized by folks with urbanist political views.
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Decent Life Live 06-07-2012 (Geoism and the Land Value Tax)

Geoism and the Land Value Tax - Geoism, based on the writings of economist Henry George, is an economic philosophy which promotes a single tax on the value o...
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China: should land's rental value be the basis of the tax system, or that

China: should land's rental value be the basis of the tax system, or that | Land & Site Value Tax | Scoop.it
How can China avoid the “Western financial disease” – a real estate bubble followed by defaults and foreclosures? The U.S. and European economies originally sought to avoid this fate by taxing the location's site value.
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RSA - RSA Screens: The Taxing Question of Land

At this launch of his new film, producer and director Yoni Smith will show how land value tax, or LVT, offers a best of both worlds approach, generating government revenue without taxing economic growth.
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Luxury tax goes beyond the call of duty - Taiwan Today

Luxury tax goes beyond the call of duty - Taiwan Today | Land & Site Value Tax | Scoop.it
Luxury tax goes beyond the call of duty
Taiwan Today
Local government revenue from land value increment tax has greatly increased and house tax and deed tax revenues are also gradually rising.
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Home buyers could feel pinch from tax valuation change - Lincoln Journal Star

Home buyers could feel pinch from tax valuation change - Lincoln Journal Star | Land & Site Value Tax | Scoop.it
Home buyers could feel pinch from tax valuation change
Lincoln Journal Star
The state mandates that land must be based on "actual" value, and not future purpose of the land.
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Land Value Capture in the Tri-State Region - Mobilizing the Region (blog)

Land Value Capture in the Tri-State Region - Mobilizing the Region (blog) | Land & Site Value Tax | Scoop.it
Mobilizing the Region (blog)
Land Value Capture in the Tri-State Region
Mobilizing the Region (blog)
Our final post in a week-long series on land value capture highlights examples of land value capture strategies implemented in the tri-state region.
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Reading City Council Disagrees On Land-Value Tax Option | Roy's ...

Reading City Council Disagrees On Land-Value Tax Option | Roy's ... | Land & Site Value Tax | Scoop.it
Mayor Vaughn D. Spencer's push to switch the current property tax to a land-value tax over the next five years ran into a traffic jam with City Council on Monday. Some members flat out rejected it, and Council President Francis ...
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Progress maybe...

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The ‘Monopoly’ Board Game, Henry George, and the Land Value Tax

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The 'Monopoly' Board Game, Henry George, and the Land Value Tax - Keystone Politics http://t.co/wfyXNUmqhe
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 Monopoly was invented as a device to explain the need for land value tax.  Little know fact!

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The Fool on the Hill: Against Land Value Tax

The Fool on the Hill: Against Land Value Tax | Land & Site Value Tax | Scoop.it
@UtopianTendency @andywightman LVT subsidises the overexploitation of marginal land, favours larger: holdings http://t.co/ClZEtA4MAR
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Totally muddled or deliberatly muddying.  I had to respond in the comments..

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Earth Sharing Mashup Part 2

This is part 2 (link to Part 1 below) of a video that uses clips from popular movies to explain how we can end poverty, save the environment, and realize wea...
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The many different voices adds up to an authentic message.  Great video editing! 

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Common Heritage And Private Property In Land

Common Heritage And Private Property In Land | Land & Site Value Tax | Scoop.it
Published on Aug 6, 2013 Nicolaus Tideman (Professor of Economics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University) on Resolving the Apparent Conflict Between Land as Common Heritage and Land as Private Property...

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Kevin Gillen's Weak Arguments Against the Land Value Tax - Keystone Politics

Kevin Gillen's Weak Arguments Against the Land Value Tax - Keystone Politics | Land & Site Value Tax | Scoop.it
Kevin Gillen's Weak Arguments Against the Land Value Tax Keystone Politics “[LVT] looks good on paper, but it's difficult to actually implement honestly and accurately,” said Kevin Gillen, a senior research consultant at the Fels Institute of...
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Can an LVT Save Us? - Dissident Voice

Can an LVT Save Us? - Dissident Voice | Land & Site Value Tax | Scoop.it
Can an LVT Save Us?
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The Land Value Tax (LVT) is a “radical” form of taxation first proposed by Henry George in his 1879 Progress and Poverty (see What If Marx Got it Wrong?).
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In Support of a Land Value Tax - Liberal Ireland

In Support of a Land Value Tax - Liberal Ireland | Land & Site Value Tax | Scoop.it
The posters are everywhere – from the left wing to whatever Fianna Fáil is – the property tax is not popular. It is no surprise to see the latter party oppose the government on almost everything as it has been utterly populist ...
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Who are these guys? And why haven't I heard of them before! 

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Connecticut Passes Commons-based Approach to Taxing Urban Land

Connecticut Passes Commons-based Approach to Taxing Urban Land | Land & Site Value Tax | Scoop.it
The effect of Land Value Taxation (LVT) will be to recognize the role of community commons such sewers and other public services in adding value to urban real estate. On June 20, 2013, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed into law ...
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Reviving China's Growth: A Roadmap for Reform - Brookings Institution

Reviving China's Growth: A Roadmap for Reform - Brookings Institution | Land & Site Value Tax | Scoop.it
Reviving China's Growth: A Roadmap for Reform Brookings Institution As a matter of fact, in 2012 the cash-strapped local governments are working very hard to collect more taxes from enterprises to make up the revenue shortfall due to growth...
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The Detroit Bankruptcy - The Progress Report

The Detroit Bankruptcy The Progress Report Detroit/s mayor Hazen Pingree, a follower of Henry George's proposal to tax only land, reformed property value assessments and raised property taxes, especially on land value, in order to provide public...
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