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Further Reading: The Corruption of Economics by Mason Gaffney and Fred Harrison Mason Gaffney is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Riverside. He has written extensively on various aspects of resource economics, urban economics, tax policy, and...

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The Trial: Ecocide v Living Planet

On the 30th of September 2011 a mock Ecocide Trial was held in the UK Supreme Court. It took just 50 minutes for the jury to return with two unanimous guilty convictions of ecocide against the CEO’s of oil companies operating in the Athabasca Tar Sands. What...

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Ethical Economics

Further Reading: The Science of Political Economy by Henry George Economists pronounce with great confidence in the media and blind us with maths and jargon so that most of us switch off and leave it to the ‘experts’—but are we wise to do so when the evidence of the...

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Why Clegg and Cable Favour Land-Value Taxation

Further Reading: The People's Budget by Geoffrey Lee Re-Solving the Economic Puzzle by Walter Rybeck Standing for Justice by John Stewart Prime Minister by John Stewart Recently The Sunday Times reported that the ‘Lib Dems want a land tax on rich’, arguing that...

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The Only Economic Reform Worth Talking About

Further Reading: Progress and Poverty by Henry George The Science of Political Economy by Henry George A lucid exposition of the merits of Land-Value Taxation and the contribution of Henry George to the science of political economy by Edward Miller has appeared on the...

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Winner of The People’s Book Prize

Further Reading: Eradicating Ecocide by Polly Higgins Voted the people’s favourite, Eradicating Ecocide by Polly Higgins is this year’s winner of The People’s Book Prize for non-fiction. The winner is chosen by popular vote rather than by a panel of judges. Speaking...

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The Possibility of Progress

Further Reading: The Possibility of Progress by Mark Braund   It’s now six years since Shepheard-Walwyn published my book, The Possibility of Progress. A good time, perhaps, to evaluate what, if any, progress has been made in the intervening years. Certainly a...

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Action for Land Taxation and Economic Reform

Further Reading: Land-Value Taxation by Kenneth C. Wenzer Land and Taxation by Nicolaus Tideman The Liberal Democrats’ Action for Land Taxation and Economic Reform (ALTER) policy has been formulated with a view to its being part of a more sustainable and just resource...

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Small businesses put off hiring staff due to PAYE

Further Reading: Public Revenue Without Taxation by Ronald Burgess Re-Solving the Economic Puzzle by Walter Rybeck According to a survey by the software provider Inuit, two-thirds of small businesses are hesitant to hire new employees due to the burden of PAYE. In the...

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Tax Property, not people, for a fairer society

Further Reading: Boom Bust by Fred Harrison Ricardo's Law by Fred Harrison In a recent article in the Guardian Phillip Inman argued: ‘Amid all the talk of rebalancing the economy, there is little mention of the most powerful lever the government could pull to generate...

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The Land Question

Further Reading: Eradicating Ecocide by Polly Higgins Stewardship Economy by Julian Pratt The Land Question by Henry George Two recent articles have drawn attention to pioneering efforts by the government of Bolivia to change the way we relate to the earth on which...

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Let’s Abolish Taxes and Collect Rent

Further Reading: Ricardo's Law by Fred Harrison Land Value Taxation by Kenneth C. Wenzer Progress and Poverty by Henry George Re-Solving the Economic Puzzle by Walter Rybeck Public Revenue Without Taxation by Ronald Burgess Just as Gordon Brown created a storm by his...

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2010 Book of the Year Award Finalists Announced

Further Reading: Eradicating Ecocide by Polly Higgins ForeWord Reviews is pleased to announce the 2010 Book of the Year Awards list of finalists. Representing more than 350 publishers, the finalists were selected from 1400 entries in 56 categories. These books are...

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2011 People’s Book Prize

Further Reading: Eradicating Ecocide by Polly Higgins Polly Higgins is a barrister, international environmental lawyer and activist. The Ecologist magazine voted her one of the ‘World’s Top 10 Visionary Thinkers’. We are pleased to announce that Eradicating Ecocide,...

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