I still haven’t got my post-election blogging groove back. In the meantime, here are this week’s news referencing Henry George out there in the internets.
First, “The Silent Consensus” has a piece on the Daily Kos. He begins by quoting Thomas Paine:
“Men did not make the earth. It is the value of the improvements only, and not the earth itself, that is individual property. Every proprietor owes to the community a ground rent for the land which he holds.”
See also FDR’s Second Bill of Rights and the Progressive Mission and Resurrecting Henry George: The Case for National Housing Assistance. George also gets a brief namecheck on the Huffington Post this week.
Old Henry also appears to have been the inspiration for a sculpture garden in Fairhope, Alabama.
Over in New Hampshire meanwhile, Professor Richard England is making the case for a land value tax.
I’ve noticed a slight increase in talk about LVT stateside recently. Is it the start of a post-crash trend? Time will tell.