Re: [LandCafe] Thoughts on seminar (fwd)
- On Feb 28, 2006, at 7:09 PM, Carol Wilcox
> I really don't see why we have to convince the electorate about theSo propose a rent dividend, not a land tax? The benefit of popular
> benefits of LVT. People will vote for expenditure - no one votes for a
support is to not only win a more fundamental reform, but aalso to keep
it (unlike almost every past example which has disappeared) and to
spread it (if you're not expanding, you're shrinking).
> There is a new generation, who will forever be worse off than theirYet youth prefer what's inspiring, sexy, and a dividend beats a tax,
> parents, for
> whom LVT could be a very attractive policy.
> What is important is to get cross-party support.Meanwhile, certainly.
> We could help by giving serious thought as to how to implement (asIf what's implemented is merely a small shift in percentages, how big a
> JohnL recently suggested).
problem is that? If what's implemented is full collection of site rent,
maybe all rents, then it seems that you need to talk phase in _and_ pay
back with a dividend.
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