Search Results for: land and taxation

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...

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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...

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Inside Job

Further Reading: The Corruption of Economics Edited by Fred Harrison and Mason Gaffney Progress and Poverty by Henry George A New Model of the Economy by Brian Hodgkinson In a review of the film Inside Job in the Guardian, Peter...

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Property tax in China

Further Reading: Boom Bust by Fred Harrison The Power in the Land by Fred Harrison Public Revenue without Taxation by Dr Ronald Burgess As Europe and, America struggle to avoid a double-dip recession while they grapple with...

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2011 People’s Book Prize

Further Reading: The Predator Culture by Fred Harrison Fred Harrison is Research Director of Land Research Trust, London. Recently he has turned his attention to the failure of economic analysis and public policies in the market...

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Winston Churchill & Henry George

With the possible exceptions of Pitt the Younger and Gladstone, few Prime Ministers have received such detailed biographical attention as Winston Churchill. Every facet of his life has been analysed, yet his vigorous support of the 1909 land value levy appears to have been generally forgotten.

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The opportunity for a genuine alternative

The outcome of the Labour leadership contest, while perhaps shocking and disappointing for some, provides the party’s new helmsman with a unique opportunity. Ed Milliband should not be afraid to come out in favour of a radical alternative.

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A New Model of the Economy

This book offers a radical revision of modern economic theory. Its starting point is the existing body of both micro and macro economics, as developed in such textbooks as Economics by Begg, Fischer and Dornbusch and Positive Economics by Lipsey and Chrystal.

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The Law of Rent – the application

In the paper ‘The Law of Rent – the concept’, it was suggested that if we understood the Law of Rent then the business of collecting taxes would be much easier and more efficient, and we could reduce the national debt and budget deficit in a very short time. This paper sets out to explain how these objectives might be achieved.

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The Law of Rent – the concept

In Ricardo’s Law Fred Harrison illustrates, with reference to Britain, how the failure of economists, policy-makers and politicians to understand the Law of Rent impacts on wages, profits and taxation. In the essay below, Michael Hawes provides a short explanation of the concept of the Law, also known as ‘Ricardo’s Law’ after the economist who provided the first scientific explanation of how it works.

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