Katy Preen,

Your article immediately reminded me of another I learned from Naked Capitalism, which they found from Evonomics:

That is a very interesting history of how land disappeared from education in economics, and it features, ahem, Henry George.

I like your idea of balancing the UBI with a land tax. It’s much easier to enforce, and lends itself readily to transparency. I learned about the UBI from Scott Santens, and what I like about the UBI is that it discourages shifting burdens on someone else if it is supported by a tax that cannot be evaded with loopholes.

Your concerns about the current political climate are well founded, and unfortunately, arise from the fact that the composition of our laws has more to do with the money behind them than the merits of those laws.

I think that an LVT might be the answer for America, too. I’m just not sure how it would work at city, county, state and federal levels.

Thanks for sharing.

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