The role that land value tax played in revitalizing Harrisburg, plus other economic development measures that were made more effective by land value tax. Introductions by Ted Gwartney, outgoing president of the CGO, and Joshua Vincent, director of the Center for the Study of Economics.
The current mayor, Linda Thompson, also spoke in favor of land value tax at the conference, from a justice perspective.
We propose to abolish all taxes save one single tax levied on the value of land, irrespective of the value of the improvements in or on it. What we propose is not a tax on real estate, for real estate includes improvements. Nor is it a tax on land, for we would not tax all land, but only land having a value irrespective of its improvements, and would tax that in proportion to that value.
I filmed this video at the Pace University Left Forum Panel: Wall Street's War to Impose Austerity, on June 8, 2013, with Panelists: Dr. Michael Hudson, Dr. Cay Hehner, and chaired by President of the Henry George School, Andrew Mazzone.
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Former Mayor Stephen R. Reed of Harrisburg addressing the Council of Georgist Organizations, August 2, 2012