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A new form of Capitalism: Geonomics

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Let's make a deal with all the fossil fuel companies, CAFOs, mining
companies, and all other resource-intensive industries.  We'll untax
their profits IF they agree to pay true costs for resources (which,
rightfully, really belong to all of us; Exxon didn't make the oil in
the ground, did it?), as well as pollution, land use and whatever else
they don't actually produce, but merely take from nature. 
This
Geonomic idea would discourage the waste of resources, end land and
commodity speculation on the markets by taking away the "fuel" for it
in the form of taxes which would be returned to the community, free up
innovation by untaxing true productive operations, and vastly reduce
pollution by finally taxing these "externalities."  It would also end
most poverty and wealth inequity by ending monopoly rights on income
from non-manmade resources via a Single Tax on these, while rewarding
true innovation and productivity by untaxing wages and capital.  In Al
Gore's vernacular, "Tax what you burn, not what you earn."

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Scott Baker is a Senior Editor/Economics Editor and Writer at Opednews, and a blogger for Huffington Post.
Scott Baker is President of Common Ground-NYC (http://commongroundnyc.org/), a Geoist/Georgist group. He has written dozens of (more...)
 
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Well, not always.  One must  understand ... by Margaret Bassett on Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 12:27:27 PM
Yes, that's why I said 'Rightfully' not 'Legally.'... by Scott Baker on Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 1:15:39 PM
Thank you for broaching the concept that industry ... by sometimes blinded on Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 7:53:47 PM
Yes, it is no coincidence the poor are often force... by Scott Baker on Monday, Jun 29, 2009 at 1:04:52 AM
Thanks for this article. I'm a recent convert to g... by Samual Francisco on Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 10:03:04 PM
Thanks for this article. I'm a recent convert to g... by Samual Francisco on Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 10:09:14 PM
Think of the possible income from the art world an... by sometimes blinded on Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 11:37:19 PM
reading Natural Capitalism, by Amory Lovins et. al... by Daniel Geery on Monday, Jun 29, 2009 at 11:00:59 AM