Scholars Forum

The Scholars Forum contains research papers that have been commissioned by the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation. The topics themselves are relevant to the mission of the Foundation. However, the views and conclusions expressed in the papers are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect any views, opinions, or positions of the Foundation, its Board members, or its Staff members.

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Ki-Whan Choi The Economic Effects of Land Value Taxation in an Urban Area With Large Lot Zoning: A Literature Review by Ki-Whan Choi. The analysis of land value taxation (LVT) has a long history. Many classical and neoclassical economists advocated the heavy taxation of rent or land values (or the increments in land values), including …
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Brian Czech The Neoclassical Production Function as a Relic of Anti-George Politics: Implications for Ecological Economics
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Jules Gehrke Georgism and the Decline of Liberalism in Interwar Britain [The following is a work in progress.  No portion of the paper should be cited without the author’s permission.]
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Georgist Thought and the Emergence of Municipal Socialism in Britain, 1870-1914
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Joseph Mazor Future People and Natural Resources Over the past few decades, political theorists have become increasingly concerned with the current rate of depletion of the Earth’s natural resources and long-term environmental damage.
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The Liberal Foundation for the Proposition of Equal Claims to Purely Natural Resources
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Darrel Moellendorf An Equal Atmospheric Rights Approach to Climate Change
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World Ownership
Self-Ownership, and Equality in Georgist Philosophy
See Nic Tideman “World Ownership” A Reply
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Dr. Paul Mulvey Radicalism’s Last Gasp?:
The British Liberal Party and the Taxation of Land Values, 1906-1914
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Neil B. Niman Henry George and the Intellectual Foundations of the Open Source Movement
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John M. Polimeni The Economic Rent Potential from Co2 Abatement Policies in the United States
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Robert Ross New Orleans levees a product of politics, not pragmatism
It seems that neither hell nor high water can turn the Army Corps of Engineers from their strategy of overcoming nature with man-made barriers
Robert Ross Preventing Disaster – A Georgist Perspective on Flood Control
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Walter Rybeck Retooling Property Taxes
How Re-Engineering the Property Tax Can Be Successful
Nic Tideman Immigration Since people have rights to themselves and all people have equal rights to natural opportunities, nations can justly defend their claims to territory by saying, “Because our citizens have rights to themselves, they have a right to a place where they can express themselves.
International Obligations A nation also has obligations to foreigners as continuing citizens of other nations.
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Money Because people have rights to themselves, they have the right to implement any rules that they wish, within their own nation, regarding money.
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Punishment People have rights to themselves. Criminals are people. Therefore criminals have rights to themselves. To punish a person by physical pain, imprisonment or death is to deny that person’s right to himself.
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Global Economic Justice Humanity is emerging from eons of development during which survival has been promoted both by the ability to grab resources from others and by the ability of groups to cooperate and share natural resources within communities that occupied territorial homelands.
Global Justice Some Mathematics of Administering Intergenerational Global Justice.
“World Ownership, Self-Ownership, and Equality in Georgist Philosophy:” : A Reply to Darrel Moellendorf
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Alexandra
Wagner
Rescued from Obscurity: the Impact of Henry George’s ideas on Christian Socialist Movement in England
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New Liberalism:“Liberty, Fraternity, Equal Opportunity”
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