(2013 April) Contents

Volume Fifteen, Number Nine
April 18, 2013

1. Announcement: 2013 CGO Conference
2. Opinion: Giving Consideration to a Just Tax
3. Opinion: How an Anti-Rentier Agenda Might Bring Liberals, Conservatives Together
4. Opinion: Communism, Welfare State — What’s the Next Big Idea?
5. Research: Socializing Land Rent, Untaxing Production
6. Letters: An Offer You Cannot Refuse
7. Likeable Link: Ghost Malls of the Instant Cities
8. Likeable Link: Jesuit Justice and the Pope
9. Video: On Solid Ground
10. Video: A New Story of the People
11. What You Can Do: 39th Annual EEA Conference
12. What You Can Do: Reminder of AMI Cooper Union Event
13. What You Can Do: Left Forum 2013 — Mobilizing for EcologicalEconomic Justice
14. What You Can Do: Seventh Biennial USSEE Conference
15. What You Can Do: 28th IU Conference
16. At the Margins: Quips and Quotes

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3. (2013 April) Opinion: How an Anti-Rentier Agenda Might Bring Liberals, Conservatives Together

How an anti-rentier agenda might bring liberals, conservatives together
Throughout the late 19th century, the political economist Henry George argued that a main reason there was so much poverty amidst prosperity was the large presence of people collecting unearned income, or what he called “rents”. His particular focus was on land, and his solution was taxes. [Editor’s note: more accurately than “taxes”, George advocated a “single tax”.] It’s difficult to overstate his influence on turn-of-century reform movements, providing both the theoretical basis for those looking at other problems in the new industrial era and a concrete set of solutions for organizers building new mass political movements.
By Mike Konczal (Washignton Post)