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Can LVT Save Us?

Further Reading: Progress and Poverty by Henry George The Traumatised Society by Fred Harrison Public Revenue Without Taxation by Ronald Burgess The Land Value Tax (LVT) is a “radical” form of taxation first proposed by Henry George in his 1879 Progress and Poverty...

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Capitalism for the poor, Socialism for the rich

Further Reading: Lie of the Land by Duncan Pickard Ricardo's Law by Fred Harrison The Traumatised Society by Fred Harrison In an article in the Guardian George Monbiot posed the question: ‘Why do we ignore the most blatant transfer of money from the poor to the rich?’...

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Working for a sane alternative

Further Reading: A New Model of the Economy by Brian Hodgkinson The Science of Economics by Raymond Makewell At the Eastern Economic Conference in New York, Alanna Hartzok, Founder and Co-Director, Earth Rights Institute, delivered a presentation entitled, “A Tribute...

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Fred Harrison a finalist in the People’s Book Prize

Further Reading: The Traumatised Society by Fred Harrison Fred Harrison’s latest book, The Traumatised Society, has been voted into the finals of The Non-fiction section of the People’s Book Prize and so gone through to the next round of voting. Voting to select the...

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The importance of the Law of Ecocide for a healthy planet

Further Reading: Eradicating Ecocide by Polly Higgins Earth is our Business by Polly Higgins In an interview with Marcin Gerwin of the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia Polly Higgins, author of Eradicating Ecocide and Earth is our Business, explained why it...

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A Principled Approach to Economics

Further Reading: The Science of Economics by Raymond Makewell “To discover of the conditions which allow every individual to find a fulfilling life is the true goal of Economics” In The Science of Economics Raymond Makewell presents the three-year Economics course...

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Review of The Traumatised Society

Further Reading: The Traumatised Society by Fred Harrison This thesis is not only a restatement of the social price of inequality (such as Joseph Stiglitz The Price of Inequality, or Richard Wilkinson The Spirit Level).  There is something deeper: humanity has lost...

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2013 People’s Book Prize

Further Reading: The Traumatised Society by Fred Harrison The Traumatised Society by Fred Harrison has been selected for the Non-fiction Spring 2013 People’s Book Prize Collection. Voting will be open until the 20th May. If Fred Harrison gets enough votes,  he will go...

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The Power in the Land

Further Reading: The Power in the Land by Fred Harrison George Monbiot began an article in the Guardian ‘You can learn as much about a country from its silences as you can from its obsessions. The issues politicians do not discuss are as telling and decisive as those...

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Are rising house prices a good thing?

Further Reading: The Traumatised Society by Fred Harrison In the Guardian on New Year’s Eve, the economics correspondent, Phillip Inman, wrote: Why, when the UK economy is in a dreadful state, with its core lending banks strapped for cash, would anyone in their right...

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Henry George, The Movie

Further Reading: Progress and Poverty by Henry George BackHome Pictures of Los Angeles are planning  a feature film on the life of Henry George the author of Progress and Poverty.  For more information click...

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The Fair Tax review

The new internet magazine Justice carries a review of The Fair Tax stating ‘This slim volume argues for a tax which could do more to bring about social and economic justice than any other step a government could take.’ Unfortunately Finance Minister, Michael Noonan,...

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Site Value Tax Is The Fair Tax

Further Reading: The Fair Tax by Emer Ó Siochrú This message is from the Irish Site Value Tax campaign, which started the petition "Finance Minister, Michael Noonan: Stop the government imposing an unfair residential property tax in the 2013 Budget.": The 5th of...

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A Principled Approach to Economics

Further Reading: Progress and Poverty by Henry George ‘One of the few benign consequences of last year’s financial crisis’, wrote Anatole Kaletsky in The Times (28/10/2009), ‘was the exposure of modern economics as an emperor with no clothes.’ If this is true, to what...

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The Fair Tax: a discussion at Trinity College

Further Details: The Fair Tax was launched in Dublin on 18th September  and will be discussed at an event at Trinity College, Dublin on 24th September at 7.30 pm. After the event, the Frontline team (a popular current affairs programme on RTE 1) have agreed to allow...

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