Editor’s Break 025 – A Look at Georgism and Property Rights (15m)

Editor’s Break 025 is a quick look at Georgism, the political and economic philosophy that argues for tax on land because of its supposed special status as a finite resource. Is it compatible with human nature? Is it ethical? Is it better at reducing conflict over scarce resources than original appropriation?

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Founder and editor of Everything-Voluntary.com and UnschoolingDads.com, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.

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Mark Mollineaux
Mark Mollineaux
5 years ago

Glad to see people having this conversation. To clarify a few things: * Yes, the “land” in Land Value Tax doesn’t mean simply land in the normal sense, it’s land in the economic sense, which also includes other natural resources such as water and mineral wealth, and also natural opportunities. (For instance, Georgism stands against patent monopolies, insofar as this is the undeserved entitlement of a natural opportunity.) Your friend wasn’t expanding the scope of Georgism, this was always the case. * Your idea that the big incentive would be to flee civilization and take up free marginal land (thus… Read more »