The Local Tax Commission Report
A reflection by Duncan Pickard
The only conclusion in the Local Tax Commission Report which is definitive is that “the current system of Council Tax must end”. It follows that another system must be found to replace it, but the Commission is
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Welsh Labour AM Mark Drakeford has given his backing to a “land value tax”.
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The short debate in the Welsh Assembly is well worth listening do. Mark puts across his argument very clearly and distinctly. The response from other members is also very positive
Here is a helpful quote which gets to the heart of Henry George's message form a new book entitled
Sacred Economics Money Gift and Society in the Age of transition by Charles Eisenstein. You can see more details and download chapters of the book here
The New Economics Foundation have recently published a study on why the rich are getting richer. The report focuses on the last two years and looks at both social and economic causes. For those who have studies the writings of Henry George there may be
This excellent film is essential viewing. Leading lights in the intellectual revolt against the inhumanity and insanity of the global neoliberal regime, diagnose and remedy the causes and effects of inequality. It sets out the basis of a new social, philosophical and economic paradigm. The
No one doubts there is a housing shortage in the UK but opinions differ on how to solve it. A culprit that is easy to blame is the planning system and the Government's approach has been to attempt to relax planning rules. This has met
Land Value Taxation received a good airing in the FT this week. It started with an article by Tory MP Nicholas Boles who wrote a piece entitled: It sounds bonkers but we should embrace a land tax. Boles suggests that taxing land value is usually
Mark Braund has a good blog on the renegade economist website. Mark is a journalist and author of the Possibility of Progress. He gives a rounded account of the fundamental economic changes need are so desperately needed.
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