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Fred Foldvary’s policy reform proposals

Implement the universal ethic into the constitution, so that there be no restriction or imposed cost on acts which do not coercively harm others. Replace existing taxes with public revenue from user fees, pollution charges, and land value. Replace mass democracy with...

The Business Cycle: A Geo-Austrian synthesis

Fred Folvary Conventional macroeconomics lacks a warranted explanation of the major business cycle, while the Austrian and geo-economic (Georgist) schools have incomplete theories. A geo-Austrian synthesis, in contrast, provides a potent theory consistent with...

why so little georgism in america

Land value taxation is impeded by the same national sentiment that has reacted so strongly to the Supreme Court’s Kelo decision. That decision has sparked an intense national debate over the private property versus land use regulation and, ultimately, over the ability...
The Green Tax Shift: Winners and Losers — Counterpoint

The Green Tax Shift: Winners and Losers — Counterpoint

from John Ikerd, July 2008 In 1879, Henry George, a journalist and philosopher, proposed to abolish all taxation save that upon land values in his classic book, Progress and Poverty. He suggested that people were not poor because of any lack of productivity of either...

Some Notes for a Neo-Luddite Manifesto

Chellis Glendinning Most students of European history dismiss the Luddites of 19th century England as “reckless machine-smashers” and “vandals” worthy of mention only for their daring tactics. Probing beyond this interpretation, though, we find a complex, thoughtful,...

war with the flea

    I. The wind of revolution. Popular will as the key to strategy. The confrontation of the haves and the have-nots. Fallacies of counter-insurgency. Guerrilla war as an extension of politics. Cracks in the armor of the modern state. ‘They just lured us through...

Psychic Transformations of Reality

In every psychic experience, even in the production of a work of art, there exists a nucleus that is impossible to transform. It resists any and every action against itself. We are used to dealing with these irreducible and radical othernesses by adapting them to our...