3. (2014 January) Good Press: Five Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For

Jesse Myerson makes the case for five reforms that young people should be fighting for. His description of land value taxation was among the top five reforms and was quite well done.

“The most mainstream way of flipping the script is a simple land-value tax. By targeting wealthy real estate owners and their free rides, we can fight inequality and poverty directly, make disastrous asset price bubbles impossible and curb Wall Street’s hideous bloat. There are cooler ideas out there, too: Municipalities themselves can be big-time landowners, and groups can even create large-scale community land trusts so that the land is held in common. In any case, we have to stop letting rich people pretend they privately own what nature provided everyone.”

Little to say, the article went viral when Charles Cooke of the National Review tweeted the article, inspiring a slew of  vitriol. This was a case in which negative attention for Myerson may have been positive attention for Georgists. Feel free to judge the other reforms for yourself.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/five-economic-reforms-millennials-should-be-fighting-for-20140103

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