Robert Schalkenbach Foundation

Robert Schalkenbach Foundation

The Robert Schalkenbach Foundation (RSF) is a private operating foundation, founded in 1925, to promote public awareness of the social philosophy and economic reforms advocated by famed 19th century thinker and activist, Henry George.

Today, RSF remains true to its founding doctrine, and through efforts focused on education, communities, outreach, and publishing, works to create a world in which all people are afforded the basic necessities of life and the natural world is protected for generations to come.

“Men like Henry George are rare, unfortunately. One cannot 
imagine a more beautiful combination of intellectual keenness, 
artistic form and fervent love of justice. Every line is written
 as if for our generation. The spreading of these works is a
really deserving cause, for our generation especially has many
 and important things to learn from Henry George.
”

~ Albert Einstein

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RSF Digest

Each month, RSF puts out the RSF Digest, a newsletter which combines organizational updates with original writings that apply the ideas of Henry George to today’s issues. Check out past issues here, and be sure to sign up to receive forthcoming issues direct to your inbox!

NOTEWORTHY
RESEARCH

Property Tax Incentives for New Housing Spurred Gentrification in New York City

Property Tax Incentives for New Housing Spurred Gentrification in New York City

In recent decades, significant increases in the rent-to-income ratios have worsened the affordability of living in cities across the world …
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DIRECTORS' PERSPECTIVES

The Perfect is the Enemy of the Good, even when it comes to Raising Public Revenue

The Perfect is the Enemy of the Good, even when it comes to Raising Public Revenue

By Edward J. Dodson / January 2020 As Americans contemplate whether and how to exercise their vote in this year’s …
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Rev up the Carbon Taxes

Rev up the Carbon Taxes

by Frank de JongCarbon levies are fraught with variables, a whack-a-mole game of cascading effects. But interestingly, I think they …
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IN THE NEWS​

Why Manhattan’s Skyscrapers Are Empty (1/21/2020) Approximately half of the luxury-condo units that have come onto the market in the past five years are still unsold. January 16, 2020 Derek Thompson Staff writer at The AtlanticIn Manhattan, the homeless shelters are full, and the luxury skyscrapers are…
Sprawling Homeless Camps — Modern ‘Hoovervilles’ — Vex California (1/15/2020) January 13, 20205:04 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition Eric Westervelt Charles Gibson pushes a shopping cart toward his soggy tent on a tenuous patch of a grassy drainage ditch along a bike trail in Santa Rosa, Calif. He’s one…
Land Value Tax: Can it Work in the District? (1/13/2020) Yesim Sayin Taylor / October 21, 2019 The idea of imposing a “land value tax” in the District pops up from time to time. Rick Rybeck at Just Economics has been promoting land value taxes for as far as I…
Environmental crimes are on the rise, so are efforts to prevent them (1/13/2020) The world is being dredged of its natural resources, with much of what we rely on for our livelihoods at risk from a new threat: environmental crime (UNEP-INTERPOL report, 2016). Environmental crimes are widely recognized as among some of the…

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Robert Schalkenbach Foundation
211 East 43rd St, Suite 400, New York, NY 10017, Phone 212-683-6424, Toll-Free 800-269-9555, Fax 212-683-6454, [email protected]