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.
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.
Truth in Economics
Fred was the only economist to (more...)