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, "John" <burns-john@...>
> Henry George was adamant that full Land Value Tax,
> the Single Tax, would mean all would gain, no losers.
I don't recall him saying that, and it certainly isn't
true. Many people will lose, especially in the
transition period. That is why we must design the
transition to be as painless as possible for the great
majority of landowners: those who own only the land
under their dwellings. And that is why restoring the
equal individual right to liberty through a universal
individual exemption (or, second best, a CD) is crucial
to our success. This is something Henry George either
did not understand or did not give enough weight to, or
the exemption would have been a central feature of his
Single Tax advocacy.
> All boats rise on the same rising tide.
Er, those who can't be bothered swimming or walking are
drowned by a rising tide.
> * Will the corporations still be loyal to the US?
Is a tapeworm loyal to its host?
> * Will they do everything to get the LVT
> implementing government out?
Yes. And that will include assassination. Let's not
kid ourselves on that score. This is serious business,
and the vital interests of some very powerful and
deeply evil people are at stake.
-- Roy Langston