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.

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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!

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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

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

What Happened to the Freedom Dividend

What Happened to the Freedom Dividend

by Matthew Downhour Although he failed to garner any delegates and has suspended his campaign, Andrew Yang ran perhaps the …
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Will Cryptocurrencies Force Land Value Taxation?

Will Cryptocurrencies Force Land Value Taxation?

By Frank de Jong “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model …
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IN THE NEWS​

A New York Issue That Unites Landlords and the N.A.A.C.P. (2/25/2020) A coalition of developers and civil rights activists is pushing hard for property tax changes in New York, but the obstacles are formidable. New York City’s property tax formula allows many homes in Park Slope, Brooklyn, to be taxed less…
Miami Will Be Underwater Soon. Its Drinking Water Could Go First (2/24/2020) The city has another serious water problem. Bloomberg Businessweek by Christopher Flavelle One morning in June 2018, Douglas Yoder climbed into a white government SUV on the edge of Miami and headed northwest, away from the glittering coastline and into…
Yang: NYC should implement universal basic income (2/14/2020) BY JUSTINE COLEMAN – 02/13/20 09:54 PM ESTFormer presidential candidate Andrew Yang said Thursday that he thinks New York City should implement a universal basic income.  The entrepreneur was asked in his “exit interview” in The New York Times whether he thought enacting the…
Land Value Tax: A promising land-use tool proposed for our communities (2/11/2020) By Alex Burns and Rich Nymoen | 02/10/2020 Creating sustainable land use involves more than just planning. It also requires incentives. That’s why the North Star Chapter of the Sierra Club has joined with the Minnesota chapter of Common Ground USA to support state legislation…

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Robert Schalkenbach Foundation
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