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Fairness, Sustainability, & Growth are not contradictions! (Video)

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Presentation on Collecting the Land Rent for NYC
(image by Scott Baker)

I was pleased to be able to present the case for Land Value Taxation to a mixed audience of community leaders, alumni of the Henry George School - which sponsored the event - and other interested students.
This New York City-centric presentation presents real, practical, solutions to the issues of:
- Sustainable Growth
- Job Creation
- Affordable Housing
- Fairness in Taxation
- Urban Sprawl
- Monopoly and Speculation on Land (which leads to booms and busts)

No new revenues needs to be raised if the city captures the Land Rent that really is already part of the Commons.
See the complete presentation here:

The slideshow used in this presentation may be found here:
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Scott Baker is a Managing Editor & The Economics Editor at Opednews, and a blogger for Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and Global Economic Intersection.

His anthology of updated Opednews articles "America is Not Broke" was published by Tayen Lane Publishing (March, 2015) and may be found here:

Scott is President of Common Ground-NYC (, a Geoist/Georgist activist group. He has written dozens (more...)

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Property taxes are proof that you just lease your ... by George W.Reichel on Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 12:21:34 PM
You lease your LAND, not your house.  The Lan... by Scott Baker on Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 2:27:15 PM
In Canada, the municipality make an evaluation for... by jean labrek on Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 9:49:01 PM
I'm not familiar with that economist (perhaps you ... by Scott Baker on Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 12:30:36 AM