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What light might Wealthandwant themes shed on some of the big issues of the day?

Wealthandwant's themes — over 700 so far — speak to a lot of contemporary issues. Here are links to a just few of the relevant themes. As you explore those pages, you'll find links to other related themes in the sidebars.

1. Iraq
2. Foreclosures
3. Homeownership
4. Income Inequality
5. Wealth Inequality
6. Environment and Pollution
7. Ending Poverty
8. Walkable compact cities
9. Taxes

1. Iraq

desperadounder the protection of governmentnatural resourcesnatural opportunitiescreated equaloiloil revenueinfrastructuresharing an inheritancein one's sleepwindfallfinancing infrastructurelandlordismAlaska Permanent Fundcitizens' dividendsincentivesincentive taxationrent as provisioning for communityland includeswarpovertyunemploymentfences and bandageswealth concentrationprivatizationliberty

2. Foreclosures

FIRE sectorboom-bust cycles house rent and wageshousing affordabilityspeculationspeculatorsperverse incentiveswindfalllowering the price of landland appreciates while buildings depreciatewealth from land appreciationpaying twicepoverty's causesnecessity of taking rent depressiondesperado

3. Homeownership

land appreciates while buildings depreciateboom-bust cycleswindfallFIRE sectorwealth from land appreciationhouse rent and wageshousing affordabilityurban land values relative to ruraldepreciationequity for the landlesshomeownershiphome equitydesperado

4. Income Inequality

created equalequal opportunitynatural opportunitiesunemploymentland's importancefree lunchprivatizationnatural resourcesland includesland share of real estate valueurban land share of real estate valueslaverysharecroppingland monopolyland monopoly capitalismsharing an inheritanceland as common propertyI was here first!desperado

5. Wealth Inequality

privatizationwindfall natural resourcesland includesland different from capitalunder the protection of governmentrole of governmentjusticecommonssharing an inheritancecreated equalprivilegeGod's eldest sons desperado

6. Environment and Pollution

environmentpollutionexternalitiespolluter payspay for what you takeuser feescap and tradecommonsprivatizationgiveaway or auction (and sell or lease?)carrying capacity illth

7. Ending Poverty

povertypoverty's causesabolishing povertyfences and small bandagesunemployment boom-bust cycleshouse rent and wagescreated equalequal opportunitynatural opportunitiesunderused landabsentee ownershipprivatizationprivilegepaying twicewageswage slaveryall benefits...in one's sleepcommunityburdening the poordesperado

8. Walkable compact cities

underused landhighest and best useprivate sector redevelopmentdensitytransportationcommutinginfrastructurefinancing infrastructuresharing an inheritancesprawlpremature developmentdivision of laborland value mappingthe 100% locationurban land values relative to rural rententionleakageabsentee ownership in one's sleepincentivesperverse incentives incentive taxationrent as provisioning for communityland different from capitalunemploymenthousing affordabilitylowering the price of landnecessity of taking rentcommunityparkingcongestion

9. Taxes

tax evasioncanons of taxationuntaxing laboruntaxing buildingsuntaxingdeadweight lossexcess burdenunearned incrementsurplusnatural resourcesurban land value relative to ruralurban land share of real estate valueland share of real estate valuesharing an inheritancecitizen dividendsfinancing infrastructurefinancing educationcommonsland as common propertywealth from land appreciationwindfallfree lunchhe who producespaying twicecapital gainsland different from capitaluser feesparkingnecessity of taking renteffects of taxing land valueeffects of not collecting site valueincentivesperverse incentivesincentive taxationpayroll taxesincome taxespay for what you take, not for what you makepolitical economytax efficiencytax administrabilitypaying twicetax burdentax incidencetax justicetax simplificationtaxes' effectstaxing buildingstaxing capitaltaxing incomeincome tax boxtaxes and moral lawtaxes and pricestax bads, not goods!double taxationdistortionary taxesbalancing individual and collective rightsad valorem taxesland value taxation as primary revenue sourcesufficiencypaying the wrong partywhat's wrong with a sales tax?revenue not primaryGolden Rulefruits of one's laborstheftwhat's wrong with an income tax?

 

 

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