About Bill Batt
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Entries by Bill Batt
The Republican Party as it was once constituted by certain principles and beliefs has ceased to exist. From the time of its founding by Lincoln in 1854, it had always stood for certain principles and beliefs, even when these changed.… Read the rest
Our current public discourse, that is focused in particular on the concerns which are also those of this website and of its community of subscribers interested in Henry George’s writing, centers on notions of justice. No concept is more central … Read the rest
Mortgage delinquencies are skyrocketing and are at levels even higher than during the Great Recession. According to a recent USA Today (May, 21, 2020) article: “Mortgage delinquencies surged by 1.6 M in April, the biggest monthly jump ever.” And it’s … Read the rest
The current attitudes toward government and its accompanying fiscal malaise can be explained in good part by the groundswell of resentment people feel about paying taxes. The dilemma has its roots, I believe, in the economic paradigm dominating public thought … Read the rest
By Bill Batt
A Review of Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery by Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 2019.
In the past two decades, a plethora of books and articles … Read the rest
In January of 2019, Thailand instituted a land and building tax. Two thirds of the thirty- three million property parcels had been appraised by mid-year, with the revenue intended to finance local (provincial) governments. Political pressures against the implementation of … Read the rest
By: Bill Batt
History is replete with injustices. They affect not only persons individually but entire populations of people. In our time, various efforts are underway to newly or differently address and, if possible, rectify some of these injustices.
Noticeable … Read the rest