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Land value tax revenue: How much can we raise

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For a long time the economics profession has quietly noted that a land value tax is economically efficient but, having sussed out its theoretical benefits, left the subject for more intellectually rewarding pursuits. The result is a frustrating dearth of scholarship on the subject. But the few detailed papers that do exist suggest land taxes can replace most levies on labor and capital which--if true--suggests that the failure to switch to land value taxes is a much bigger deal in practice than most economists realize.

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