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lvtfan
Interests: economic and social justice, Newfoundlands, better cities, a society and an economy in which all of us can prosper,
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Having taken 4 years to get through high school Latin, without regret, I've always liked the word "radical." It suggests going to the root of things. To quote Thoreau, There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2016 at LVTFan's Blog
From The Public, June 8, 1917 Tenants to Royalty. New York tenants should not be unmindful of the honor conferred upon them by King George, in making Baron Astor into a Viscount. A few years ago these New York tenants... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2016 at LVTFan's Blog
from The Public June 1, 1917 A CHAIN OF REASONING. By H. Heath Bawden. 1— The Universe from our point of view = nature plus human nature 2— Human nature has needs only nature can supply 3— Civilized man has... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2016 at LVTFan's Blog
Two tidbits from The Public, June 1, 1917: Justice consists in doing men no injury; decency, in giving them no offense.—Latin Proverb. • • • If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2016 at LVTFan's Blog
From The Public, May 25, 1917 AN IDLE DIALOG By Ellis O. Jones. An Idle Poor Man met an Idle Rich Man and asked him for assistance, but the Idle Rich Man was impatient. He tried to brush the other... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2016 at LVTFan's Blog
https://archive.org/stream/calspeech1906unse/calspeech1906unse_djvu.txt LAND MONOPOLY AND THE LABOR QUESTION. The Honorable James G. Maguire In the House of Representatives, Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14, 1893. The House having under consideration the bill (H. R. 3687) to amend an act entitled... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2016 at LVTFan's Blog
https://archive.org/stream/calspeech1906unse/calspeech1906unse_djvu.txt CAUSES OF INDUSTRIAL DEPRESSIONS. Speech of the Hon. James G. Maguire In the House of Representatives, Wednesday, August 23, 1893. The House having under consideration the bill (H. R. 1) to repeal a part of an act approved July... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2016 at LVTFan's Blog
Search this on "Santa Marguerita" and on Salinas River. DIRECT TAXATION OF LAND VALUES, Speech of HON. JAMES G. MAGUIRE, of California. In the House of Representatives, Wednesday, January 31, 1894. The House being in Committee of the Whole on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2016 at LVTFan's Blog
SINGLE TAX IN NEW ZEALAND The Honorable James G. Maguire In the House of Representatives, Saturday, August 26, 1893. From the “Congressional Record.” The House having under consideration the bill (H. R. 1) to repeal a part of an act... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2016 at LVTFan's Blog
I found this bit of wisdom in The Public from early 1917: In the establishment of justice, hot-heads are dangerous. The building of a higher civilization will come through the efforts of warm hearts and cool heads --- not cold... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2016 at LVTFan's Blog
http://www.foxandhoundsdaily.com/2016/02/antonin-scalia-on-prop-13-close-enough-for-government-work/ Antonin Scalia on Prop 13: “Close enough for government work” By Joel Fox Editor of Fox & Hounds and President of the Small Business Action Committee Monday, February 15th, 2016 One of the more consequential cases to come out... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2016 at LVTFan's Blog
This appeared in a 1943 Henry George School newsletter (which I'm pretty sure was edited by my grandmother, Marjorie Carter (1902-1963) -- something I'd not been aware of!) It is signed by Louis W. Weston. The Henry George Idea in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2016 at LVTFan's Blog
‍What is there in our economic life more significant than the fact that a majority must pay the relatively few for the privilege of living and of working on those parts of the surface of the Earth which geological forces... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at LVTFan's Blog
And the great owners, who must lose their land in an upheaval, the great owners with access to history, with eyes to read history and to know the great fact: when property accumulates in too few hands it is taken... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at LVTFan's Blog
It is better to pay a small amount of rent on your block of land than to pay a large amount in income tax and indirect taxation. —Australian politician Clyde Cameron (1913–2008) Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at LVTFan's Blog
Rent is not a tax. It is payment for the use of a location, determined by the higgling and haggling of the market, and it makes no difference to the land user whether he pays rent to the city fathers... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at LVTFan's Blog
We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. —Aldo Leopold (1887–1948) Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at LVTFan's Blog
The men of olden times believed that above all moderation should be observed in landholding, for indeed it was their judgment that it was better to sow less and plow more intensively. To confess the truth, the latifundia [large landed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at LVTFan's Blog
Permanent peace can only be established when men and nations have realized that natural resources should be a common heritage, and used for the good of all mankind. —First Viscount Philip Snowden (1864–1937) This is part of Martin Adam's recent... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at LVTFan's Blog
On Caswell's corner lot the Oldham office buildings stand. He doesn't own the buildings but has title to the land. The rent's a hundred thousand, but as everybody knows, The Oldham folks will pay him more as population grows. Old... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2015 at LVTFan's Blog
God made the land, men made fences --- Stole the earth and lost their senses. What's the use of idle dreaming, Spending time in planning, scheming How to neutralize the blunder While men still retain the plunder? Stephen Bell, on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2015 at LVTFan's Blog
Many are familiar with John Dewey's 1928 "An Appreciation of Henry George," which prefaced the book "Significant Paragraphs from Progress and Poverty," but this 1933 essay is worth knowing, too, and it is harder to find online. [See also Dewey's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2015 at LVTFan's Blog
Single Tax as a fiscal policy BY L. B. SCHWARTZ of the St. Paul Bar "OUR present taxing system,” the late Judge Jaggard of the Supreme Court of Minnesota, once exclaimed, “is the most asinine imaginable.” A strong statement that!... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2015 at LVTFan's Blog
and, more to the point, is there a better way to do things, if an efficient economy, more jobs, less income concentration are things we value? Interesting that, according to these articles, the lords of NYC land will collect 6%... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at LVTFan's Blog
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/09/17/a-poetic-tribute-from-case-to-shiller-on-the-real-estate-bubble-of-course/ A poetic tribute from Case to Shiller, on the real-estate bubble, of course By JASON ZWEIG At a conference Friday at Yale University in honor of newly minted Nobel laureate Robert Shiller, economist Karl Case of Wellesley College paid... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at LVTFan's Blog