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  Topic: Selecting the Principle Target
Richard Glover

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PostForum: Economics Forum   Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:41 am   Subject: Selecting the Principle Target
Brian,

To pick up on the specific answers:

1) There is no justification for interest.
I feel this is not an easy statement to justify. Perhaps this can be deferred to another topic.

2) The ...
  Topic: Selecting the Principle Target
Richard Glover

Replies: 5
Views: 6695

PostForum: Economics Forum   Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:25 am   Subject: Selecting the Principle Target
Leonie,

You are quite right; there was an underlying assumption along the lines of "economics with justice" or as you phrased it "social equity and environmental sustainability" ...
  Topic: Selecting the Principle Target
Richard Glover

Replies: 5
Views: 6695

PostForum: Economics Forum   Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:28 am   Subject: Selecting the Principle Target
Economic reformers include those groups advocating land value taxation, elimination of interest and fractional reserve banking, citizen's income and more. Are there principles common to all these appa ...
  Topic: When freedom and trauma lived side by side in Britain....
Richard Glover

Replies: 11
Views: 13283

PostForum: Economics Forum   Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:54 pm   Subject: When freedom and trauma lived side by side in Britain....
Leonie,

Despite what you say, I would still vote for you. Every watched Borgen?
  Topic: Dirty Business....
Richard Glover

Replies: 1
Views: 3784

PostForum: Economics Forum   Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:37 am   Subject: Dirty Business....
Treasure Islands is an excellent read; I also felt "cross" after reading it.
The same feeling arose on seeing Food Inc for the first time last night.

Reappraisal of our sense of property ...
  Topic: When freedom and trauma lived side by side in Britain....
Richard Glover

Replies: 11
Views: 13283

PostForum: Economics Forum   Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:13 am   Subject: When freedom and trauma lived side by side in Britain....
England's green and pleasant land certainly hides some chilling histories. The consequences of land enclosure and the agricultural/industrial revolutions can be seen as a modern form of slavery alongs ...
  Topic: Georgist reforms discussed in the media
Richard Glover

Replies: 72
Views: 48614

PostForum: Economics Forum   Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:24 am   Subject: Georgist reforms discussed in the media
Economist has a whole page dedicated to property tax. "Free Exchange - Levying the Land". http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21580130-governments-should-make-more-use-proper ...
  Topic: Can collection of the economic rent of land be equitable?
Richard Glover

Replies: 7
Views: 7469

PostForum: Economics Forum   Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:41 pm   Subject: Justice and equity in LVT transitional arrangements
Here is an attempt to gather some of the scenarios of past, present and potential future inequity, with an initial guess at how justice and equity can be achieved during any transition towards LVT (la ...
  Topic: Breaking the Mold
Richard Glover

Replies: 1
Views: 4363

PostForum: Economics Forum   Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:53 am   Subject: Breaking the Mold
In today's BBC news is an example of how to overcome the present impasse of no-money, no-work, no-home. . Spain has been hit very hard by property greed and its aftermath. In Marinaleda, a self-build ...
  Topic: Can collection of the economic rent of land be equitable?
Richard Glover

Replies: 7
Views: 7469

PostForum: Economics Forum   Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:44 pm   Subject: Can collection of the economic rent of land be equitable?
Brian, You raise a very interesting point. This does suggest that only present rental arrangements and future land purchase transactions should be dealt with via LVT or similar. However, as past land ...
  Topic: Harmony with Nature
Richard Glover

Replies: 0
Views: 4035

PostForum: Economics Forum   Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:27 pm   Subject: Harmony with Nature
A recent UN organised forum "INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE OF THE 67TH SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON HARMONY WITH NATURE TO COMMEMORATE INTERNATIONAL MOTHER EARTH DAY"
featured ...
  Topic: Natural Law quotations
Richard Glover

Replies: 7
Views: 11481

PostForum: Economics Forum   Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:43 am   Subject: Natural Law quotations
James Prescott Joule, 2 quotes:
"It is evident that an acquaintance with natural laws means no less than an acquaintance with the mind of God therein expressed."
"After the knowledge ...
  Topic: Money (Thou Art the Man ...) and True Gold
Richard Glover

Replies: 3
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PostForum: Economics Forum   Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:01 am   Subject: Money (Thou Art the Man ...) and True Gold
Perhaps we need to reinstate the institution of town fool as well as encourage poets.

It is a small miracle that poetry and parable can convey highest principle and deepest understanding, yet with ...
  Topic: Property Rights and Economic Rent
Richard Glover

Replies: 1
Views: 4044

PostForum: Economics Forum   Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:11 pm   Subject: Property Rights and Economic Rent
Following several discussions on this topic, the document available here represents the findings of a keen group of amateur economists. It includes some thought on the relationship between economic re ...
  Topic: Wealth and Money
Richard Glover

Replies: 5
Views: 7969

PostForum: Economics Forum   Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:42 am   Subject: Wealth and Money
2 minor spelling corrections made to Money Matters. Also, an additional note was inserted on page 3 which is reproduced here:

For simplicity, only earned money was included in the analysis. Borrowi ...
 
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