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A Case for Land Value Taxation

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  • Dr Sean Gabb
    Libertarian Alliance Publication Contact Details: Dr Sean Gabb 07956 472 199, sean@libertarian.co.uk Monday the 24th September
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 24, 2012
      Libertarian Alliance Publication
      Contact Details: Dr Sean Gabb
      07956 472 199, sean@... <mailto:sean@...>
      Monday the 24th September 2012
      Immediate release

      WHY LIBERTARIANS SHOULD SUPPORT A LAND VALUE TAX <http://libertarianalliance.wordpress.com/2012/09/23/why-libertarians-should-support-a-land-value-tax/>

      by D.J. Webb

      Libertarians support low taxation on principle, in order to free people and the economy from the burden of the state. If the writings of Adam Smith and John Stuart Mill are anything to go by, however, there is an important exception: land taxation. Land taxation is not just a necessary evil that affords the state some revenues with which to perform the very few necessary functions of government; it is a positive good, in that it tackles monopoly and speculation, and should ensure efficient use of land. If land taxation had remained the key source of government revenue in the UK, the current economic crisis would not have taken place. Continue reading → <http://libertarianalliance.wordpress.com/2012/09/23/why-libertarians-should-support-a-land-value-tax/>



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