If we are to realize the goal of sharing the Earth, we need to find a way to do so while still allowing people to individually take stewardship of parcels.

Tax policy is a fair, sensible, and efficient method. People ought to pay for the privilege to exclude others from our Commons, in proportion to the value of the land they are claiming.

This policy has been attempted in various places around the world and supported by numerous economists and eminent figures in history.

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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 land at a higher rate while simultaneously reducing, or even eliminating, the tax on improvements.