4. (2012 September) Likeable Link: US Green Party Platform Influenced by Progress and Poverty

The Green Party platform will seek to enact a system of Community Ground Rent/Land Value Taxation that distinguishes between the socially and privately created wealth of land, by increasing the taxes on the former to retain for society the value that it collectively creates and lowers them on the latter to reward individuals for their initiative and work. Read the article:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterjreilly/2012/09/03/will-warren-buffett-be-endorsing-jill-stein-for-president/

 

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  1. I am the author of the piece in Forbes.com on the US Green Party platform as it relatese to taxation. I recognized the connection to Henry George in the plank on land tax, but do not have deep knowledge of the movement particularly in its contemporary manifestation. I plan on doing a follow-up and would appreciate any commentary.

    A particular concern that I have is that it would seem that land value taxation might be inimical to the preservation of open space and historical facades. I imagine this is addressed somewhere. When I made the comment I was not aware of how widespread the idea still is.

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