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
Restrictions on and regulation of land use are known as “zoning” in the United States and “planning” in the United Kingdom as well as in many other parts of the world. The legitimate purpose of these controls is to prohibit
Human Capital, Inequality and Growth
Made possible through RSF support, the University of Scranton’s 34th Annual Henry George Lecture took place on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 7:30pm in the McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center.
The lecture was given by
Created with support from RSF, this exhibit highlights Henry George, the social theorist and economist, who observed this paradox 140 years ago.
“This association of poverty with progress
is the great enigma of our times.”
~Henry George, Progress
The TV game show Jeopardy on September 5, 2019 posed this fact for its contestants’ response: THE ORIGINS OF THIS POPULAR HASBRO BOARD GAME GO BACK TO THE 1904 THE LANDLORD’S GAME. Of course, the correct answer was: “What is
Prior measures to limit property tax growth in Oregon have created inequitable tax burdens. Recognizing that adoption of a land value tax (LVT) might bring some relief to lower income residents while encouraging desired infill development,
RSF funded the Northwest
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.
HOW TO USE MARKETS TO ENCOURAGE USE OF EXISTING LOCALES AND INFRASTRUCTURE
On October 7th, 2019, Josie Faass (RSF ED), Josh Vincent (Center for the Study of Economics ED), and Marty Rowland participated in an expert panel presentation, moderated by