To the Creator belongs the Creation
see also: the earth is the Lord's
land different from capital
land commmon property
Henry George: The Wages of Labor
For these things are of the continuing gifts of God to all generations of men, which all may use, but none may claim as his alone.
To attach to things created by God the same
right of private ownership that justly attaches to things produced by labor
is to impair and deny the true rights of property. For a man who out of the
proceeds of his labor is obliged to pay another man far the use of ocean
or air or sunshine or soil – all of which are involved in the single
term “land” – is in this deprived of his rightful property;
and thus robbed.... read the whole article
Nic Tideman: The Structure of an Inquiry into the Attractiveness of A Social Order Inspired by the Ideas of Henry George
A. People own themselves and therefore own what they produce.
B. People have obligations to share equally the opportunities that are provided by nature.
C. People are free to interact with other competent adults on whatever terms are mutually agreed.
D. People have obligations to pay the costs that their intrusive behaviors impose on others. ... read the whole article
Nic Tideman: The Case for Site Value Rating
Site value rating embodies the principle that people are allowed to keep what they produce and must pay annually for the value of the naturally occurring and socially created resources they use. ... read the whole article