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Published on Oct 9, 2013

Nations lose fortunes because of the taxes that penalize people who work and invest. Those taxes should be scrapped, argues Fred Harrison, with public services funded out of rent. Nobel laureate Milton Friedman explains why tax-dodging corporations cannot evade public charges on land rents. Winston Churchill also voices his support, but the Battle of the Budget was the one war he lost.



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Fred Harrison is Research Director of the London-based Land Research Trust. He is a graduate of University College, Oxford, where he read Politics, Philosophy & Economics. He also studied for the MSc at Birkbeck College, London (1973-74).

His first book, published in 1983, The Power in the Land, introduced his concept of the eighteen year business cycle based on land value fluctuations.

His activities revolve around three core campaigns:

Truth in Politics

Fred campaigns for honesty in politics. In his forthcoming book, The Renegade Economist, he exposes the myths and falsehoods espoused by "experts" who claim to represent the people and the truth.

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Interesting, but when Churchill argued that govern... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Thursday, Oct 10, 2013 at 12:34:52 PM
So, the answer is yes, isn't it?  Of course, ... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Thursday, Oct 10, 2013 at 12:44:15 PM
I suspect that "not taxing anyone on anything" is ... by Charles Roll on Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 3:19:53 PM
Tariff is wrong since the poor pay the same as ric... by BFalcon on Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 8:10:15 AM
Tariff is right because it protects our workers (i... by Charles Roll on Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 2:41:55 PM
About the inheritance tax, it's really unnecessary... by Charles Roll on Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 2:48:01 PM
Yes, inheritance tax (I also wanted it to be on li... by BFalcon on Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 2:17:14 AM
BFalcon is correct.  If we are going to preve... by Neal Chalabi Chambers on Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 11:32:11 PM
The problem is, capital is mobile.  People wi... by Scott Baker on Friday, Oct 25, 2013 at 12:55:22 PM
I agree Mark.  In a 1948 paper, Milton Friedm... by Derryl Hermanutz on Thursday, Oct 10, 2013 at 3:45:03 PM
Here is a short video of Milton Friedman explainin... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 at 11:56:55 AM
I think you are going overboard to say that it was... by Charles Roll on Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 4:19:06 PM
Yes, that was a very different Milton Friedman bac... by Charles Roll on Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 3:27:22 PM
"Creating money" "creates" inflation.... by BFalcon on Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 8:21:57 PM
Not if that money is used to creates goods and ser... by Scott Baker on Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 12:38:42 PM
You are right but that is the trick. If you pay pe... by BFalcon on Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 2:22:56 AM
The knockon effects of the space program are too l... by Scott Baker on Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 12:21:26 PM
The problem of 'creating jobs' as you suggest is t... by Neal Chalabi Chambers on Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 11:39:18 PM
Not at all.  Taking of the Land includes Pigo... by Scott Baker on Friday, Oct 25, 2013 at 12:58:50 PM
Do I understand correctly that Goldman Sachs would... by BFalcon on Thursday, Oct 10, 2013 at 11:38:30 PM
It's a little sketchy about where you draw the lin... by Charles Roll on Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 3:31:34 PM
I don't think that you answered how much tax the G... by BFalcon on Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 8:18:11 PM
I don't believe I was asked that question.... by Charles Roll on Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 11:36:23 PM
Well, you are now, please answer.The comment to wh... by BFalcon on Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 7:53:48 AM
I am not the person to answer your question. I am ... by Charles Roll on Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 3:38:09 PM
You are right but I thought you shared these views... by BFalcon on Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 2:28:52 AM
Not at all.  Besides the fact that the rich ... by Scott Baker on Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 12:34:12 PM
For you, I watched the video again, searched for "... by BFalcon on Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 10:16:34 PM
I am not sure to which video you refer when you sa... by Charles Roll on Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 11:51:34 PM
Video is the one on top of this article where the ... by BFalcon on Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013 at 12:36:07 AM
I see you don't understand the concept of Land Ren... by Scott Baker on Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013 at 12:22:52 PM
Hence the need to progressively tax greater wealth... by Neal Chalabi Chambers on Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 11:45:18 PM
14 ASPECTS of LAND-VALUE TAXATION affecting Gove... by David Chester on Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 at 10:31:10 AM
from previous comment....   3 aspects regar... by David Chester on Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 at 10:32:24 AM
While an asset tax certainly would be superior to ... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 at 12:03:37 PM
Perhaps the Fed banksters do better for themselves... by Jill Herendeen on Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 at 7:57:41 PM
No questions about it - they do.  Taxing Land... by Scott Baker on Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 1:31:48 AM
When you all say "land taxes," do you mean propert... by Jill Herendeen on Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 10:17:22 AM
Most solutions regarding land I've seen are revenu... by Scott Baker on Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 5:27:08 PM
I think Jill has a point.  Land Taxes and Pro... by Neal Chalabi Chambers on Friday, Oct 25, 2013 at 12:26:03 AM
No, property taxes include taxes on "improvements"... by Scott Baker on Friday, Oct 25, 2013 at 1:05:31 PM
Can you tell me how much tax Goldman Sachs would p... by BFalcon on Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 8:23:30 PM
A lot more than they are paying now.They would pay... by Scott Baker on Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 12:44:26 PM
Now you lost me.Headquarters worth half a billion ... by BFalcon on Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 2:34:48 AM
The locational value is independent of the buildin... by Scott Baker on Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 12:36:56 PM
I would just like the simplest possible answer.How... by BFalcon on Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 11:49:07 PM
Tax the land, not the people.  Simple enough?... by Scott Baker on Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013 at 12:24:01 PM
All of the money in the US and its vast accumulati... by David Chester on Sunday, Oct 13, 2013 at 10:20:52 AM
Quite true.  I met with Fred Harrison for an ... by Scott Baker on Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 1:47:13 AM
There's a problem here in that we cannot -- in our... by Charles Roll on Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 3:15:33 PM
Quite a mess of statements.Could you tell me how m... by BFalcon on Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 8:19:07 PM
I have no idea where Goldman Sachs is located but ... by David Chester on Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 10:40:18 AM
Still, just because the land below corporate headq... by BFalcon on Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 2:39:20 AM
Not so.  A garage just a few blocks form Gold... by Scott Baker on Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 12:42:40 PM
Taxing land does not impair the Monopoly Game that... by Neal Chalabi Chambers on Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 11:47:54 PM
The two solutions are not anything like compatible... by David Chester on Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 10:36:29 AM
Your point about the fundamentals involved on the ... by Charles Roll on Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 11:55:44 PM
Actually, the 16th amendment was passed to collect... by Scott Baker on Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 12:57:57 PM
The 16th Amendment only eliminated the Constitutio... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 3:10:24 PM
He illustrated the "overblown fears" with 100 tril... by BFalcon on Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 2:41:53 AM
Zimbabwe's economy was in shambles thanks to the c... by Scott Baker on Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 12:52:22 PM
So everything is not that bad after all here?... by BFalcon on Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 11:51:13 PM
A new report out today shows we are rapidly losing... by Scott Baker on Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013 at 12:25:42 PM
America may have a lot of willing and able skilled... by Neal Chalabi Chambers on Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 11:52:33 PM
It is the banks that profit from the value of the ... by Scott Baker on Friday, Oct 25, 2013 at 1:11:11 PM
Yes, the GDP is a very crude measure in that it do... by Scott Baker on Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 12:48:52 PM
First of all, the 16th Amendment was never ratifie... by Neal Chalabi Chambers on Friday, Oct 25, 2013 at 12:42:43 AM