Taxing land values stimulates smart growth
Oregon-Washington chapter of Common Ground USA
We promote legislation that democratizes use of land and natural resources in these two states — that treats land and natural resources more like a commonwealth for the productive use of all residents, rather than as a commodity to be speculated on and for generating unearned income.
Taxing private use of land and natural resources keeps prices low and stable, to better share ownership and encourage productivity (“highest and best use”).
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Portland Tribune Jeff Strang opinion piece 12-8-15
Carbon Fee and Dividend
Tulsa looks to “the ground beneath our feet” for school funding, but is it found in the land or the buildings on the land? Read more…
Excerpts from: ACCIDENTAL URBANIST September 2017 Key…
Book Review — A Good Tax: Legal and Policy Issues for the Property Tax in the United States, by Joan M. Youngman and Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2016), 260 pages.
Reviewed in ABA Tax Times, August 2017 by Bree Ermentrout, Springfield, VA The term “good…
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