Land Value Taxation (also known as split-rate real property taxation, and two-tiered real property taxation) is a type of real property taxation. Whereas the typical real property tax taxes both land and the improvements on the land at the same rate, LVT taxes … Read the rest
By Edward J. Dodson / January 2020
As Americans contemplate whether and how to exercise their vote in this year’s elections, they have numerous important issues to consider. One vital issue is what, if any, legislative changes will the newly-elected
by Frank de Jong
Carbon levies are fraught with variables, a whack-a-mole game of cascading effects. But interestingly, I think they will reduce both housing costs and C02 emissions.
If fossil energy was purely a house-like asset, i.e., the price
In recent decades, significant increases in the rent-to-income ratios have worsened the affordability of living in cities across the world. A widely promulgated solution is to build more housing in cities. But if there is an excessive demand for housing
The earth is our common home. Most, if not all, people would agree with this principal statement, at least conceptually and in the abstract. But what could be a comprehensive practical implementation of this principal statement that would be of … Read the rest
It’s a new year, and there are new things in the works at RSF! More specifically, we’ve welcomed some new faces to our team – which in my opinion, is the best way possible to be starting off this new
Imagine living in an indigenous, pre-modern and traditional community such as existed in the Amazon prior to the invasions by Brazilian miners and farmers. Would anyone in such a community be homeless? Of course not. Any capable member of the
By Fred Foldvary
Two economists at the University of California at Berkeley, Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman, have written a book, The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay. A review by … Read the rest
It’s December and another year, actually another decade, is quickly drawing to a close. It’s a time for many to celebrate and make New Year’s resolutions, and at RSF we’re eager to do both!
First, the reasons to celebrate
“But then all real estate would go to its highest and best use,” the man complained.
“Yes! Yes!” I replied. “That’s the point. That’s good.”
The man was trying very hard to understand my position but seemed baffled, and I
By Frank de Jong
The many organizations around the world that work to popularize the work of nineteenth-century American economist Henry George have three goals: a just society, a green society, and a prosperous society. Collectively, these organizations constitute an