11. (2012 October) RSF News: Special Book Offers

The Great American Land Bubble

The Amazing Story Of Land-Grabbing, Speculations, and Booms from Colonial Days to the Present Time
By A. M. Sakolski

Originally published in 1932, Sakolski’s book is the first general history of land speculation in the American colonies and the United States. It begins with the Pre-Revolutionary War Ohio Companies, and thereafter its chapters cover most of the land booms and bubbles up to the twentieth century. Two hundred years of get-rich quick schemes give the reader a concentrated exposure to the gamble and promoting aspect of the American character.
Paperback 373 pp. List Price: $20 SALE:$18
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The Fair Tax
Supported by History…Agreed by Economists…Feared by the 1%
By Emer Ó Siochrú

The tax regime in Ireland, Colm McCarthy points out in his Preface, has been very favourable to property owners, but especially to developers who, together with their banks, took maximum advantage. It fuelled the disastrous property boom with the huge development-site debts racked up by a handful of avaricious developers, and led directly to the Irish state having to shore up the collapsing banks. The Fair Tax explains how a second massive transfer of wealth from the 99% to the 1% can happen again due to the ignorance of politicians, the hubris of the Department of Finance, and the continuing backroom influence of the developers and bankers. The authors clearly explain the real advantages of a Site Value Tax over a conventional property tax and convincingly show how easy it is to assess and implement.
Paperback 170 pp. List Price: $19 SALE:$15
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Re-Solving the Economic Puzzle
By Walter Rybeck

In the “Land of the Free”, the richest nation in the world, people are mired in poverty. Food is produced on a vast scale yet families go hungry. Homeless men and women huddle in doorways of boarded-up housing. Walter Rybeck provides evidence that one of the deep-rooted causes of thie inequality lies in an injustice that permeates the economic system of America and other developed nations. Rybeck offers a remedy.
Paperback 238 pp. List Price: $30 SALE:$20
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