But vast swaths of empty land deserve representation too!! – conservatives
“Most of all, Salazar and Ocasio-Cortez represent a new generation of young, diverse, unapologetically radical women poised to take over the Democratic Party.”
Democratic socialist Julia Salazar’s bid for the New York state Senate carries echoes of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s insurgent campaign.
The park system is the greatest thing our country has ever done. No wonder these fools want to abolish it
We’re going to court to stop President Trump from reversing protections for Arctic and Atlantic waters. More than 120 million acres of pristine Arctic waters depends on winning this fight. We’re in this battle for as long as it takes.
“FREE MARKET: To Classical Economists, an economy free of “land rent”, usurious banking practices, and monopolies in private hands. But as Finance Capitalism has superseded Industrial Capitalism, its has inverted “free market” rhetoric to mean a market free for rent extractors to obtain land rent, natural resources rent, monopoly rent “free” from of Government Taxation and Regulation. This inverted re-definition depicts a free market as one free for the financial and propertied classes to subject the economy to a network a extractive tollbooth fees. Such a “free-market” has become double-think term for the path to Neo-Feudalism, financialisation and kindred rentier policies”
~ Michael Hudson, J is for Junk Economics.
“This is nothing less than the largest wealth transfer that has ever occurred, if it were passed.” – James Henry, Tax Justice Network
The White House has outlined a plan to give the nation’s millionaires and billionaires a massive tax break while adding trillions of dollars to the U.S. deficit. The plan would lower the corporate tax rate to 15 percent, end the estate tax and end the alternative minimum tax—a move that would solely…
The reasons for this may well be political. Mason Gaffney, an American land economist and scholar of Henry George, has argued that Bates Clark and his followers received substantial financial support from corporate and landed interests who were determined to prevent George’s theories gaining credibility out of concerns that their wealth would be wittled away via a land tax. In contrast, theories of land rent and taxation never found an academic home. In addition, George, primarily a campaigner and journalist, never managed to forge an allegiance with American socialists who were more focused on taxing the profits of the captains of industry and the financial sector.
For classical economists, it was a factor of production, and the source of “rent.”