The Unplumbed Revenue Potential of Land Part 3: ATCOR (All Taxes Come Out of Rents)

by Mason Gaffney

When we lower taxes, the revenue base is not lost, but shifted to land rents and values, which can then yield more taxes.

This is most obvious with taxes on buildings. When we exempt buildings, and raise tax rates on the land under them, we are still taxing the same real estate; we are just taxing it in a different way. Continue reading

Poverty Does Not Have to Accompany Progress

by Justin Paré

We can attain greater prosperity as our civilization advances by curing the root cause of most of our social ills: the monopolization of land. The solution itself is surprisingly simple, but until the people of our society gain a better understanding of the natural laws that govern economic behavior, most of us will remain unaware that a problem even exists in the first place. Continue reading

Phildelphia 2005

by Nicholas Rosen

On the first evening of the 2005 CGO Conference in Philadelphia, someone mentioned the diversity of the attendees. You might find the same political diversity at a stamp collectors’ convention, but it’s hard to think of another political proposal which would command enthusiastic support from Democrats, Republicans, Greens, and Libertarians. Continue reading