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Justice and the Mindset of the Status Quo

Further Reading: Prime Minister by John Stewart Visitors by John Stewart The President by John Stewart He is the author of two biographies and three historical novels: The Centurion, translated into German, Italian and Spanish;...

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Global Campaign for Jobs and Poverty Reduction.

Further Reading: Boom Bust by Fred Harrison After a career as an investigative journalist, he was advisor to a number of Russian academic and political bodies, including the Duma (parliament), in their efforts to implement a...

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Andy Burnham calls for radical tax reform

UPDATE 3/9/10 Following Burnham’s article, further comment on LVT has been published on the Guardian website. Benjamin Fox writes ‘With land value tax, Labour is getting it right’, 2nd September 2010 UPDATE...

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Justice and the Mindset of the Status Quo

Author details: John Stewart is the author of three historical novels: The Centurion, The Last Romans and Marsilio. In Prime Minister and two companion novels, Visitors and The President, he turns his attention to the present...

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Boom Bust: House Prices, Banking and the Depression of 2010

In the five years since the first edition appeared, events have unfolded as predicted. In 2005 the consensus among forecasters was that the boom in house prices would cool to an annual 2 or 3% rise over the following years. In fact, in keeping with the ‘winner’s curse’ phase of the cycle described by the author, prices have risen by more than 10% per annum in Britain.

ISBN 9780856832543 | Price: £17.95

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Standing for Justice: A Biography of Andrew MacLaren MP

Redistributing ever-growing levels of taxation has always been the major weapon for alleviating poverty but what is the cause of poverty? Andrew MacLaren MP, inspired by Henry George, saw clearly the underlying reasons. His views, and the solution to this grave social problem, which were endorsed by no less than five Prime Ministers, make fascinating reading.

ISBN 9780856831942 | Price: £12.95

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Tax reform in the air?

Further Reading: Public Revenue Without Taxation by Ronald Burgess Land and Taxation by Nicolaus Tideman On 4th August The Daily Telegraph carried an article by Andrew Sentance, a senior economic adviser to PwC and a former...

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How Our Economy Really Works

Economists have long asserted that three factors of production, land, labour and capital, lie at the root of their subject. Yet in the development of the subject into theories and practical applications there has been a thorough analysis of labour and capital but a grievous omission of the factor of land. This is reflected in the minimal place it holds in modern textbooks, in popular discussion and political debate. Much of the argument about major issues, like industrial policy, the distribution of wealth and income and government policy reverts to a polarised struggle between two antagonists, labour and capital. The third factor, land, hides in the background unacknowledged yet exerting a major influence on the outcome of the whole economic process.

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Tony Blair initiative to solve housing crisis

The Observer (3rd Dec) revealed a new initiative to tackle the housing crisis from the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. Blair is proposing that council tax and business rates, which are currently based on the value of the site and any building or improvement on it, be replaced by a tax which relates solely to the value of the land under the buildings, arguing that it is a “fairer and more rational system of property taxation”.

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To Tax or to Borrow?

This is the dilemma facing the British government – and many others – as they struggle to meet the rising costs of the welfare state while trying to eliminate the budget deficit. The options are either to increase taxation, never a popular move, or to increase borrowing. The cost of the former will fall on present taxpayers, the latter on future generations and the young of today who are being wooed by Jeremy Corbyn.

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