Category Archives: LVT In The News

National Bank, Canada report – Land value capture: could it finance public transit? To find solutions to Québec’s public fi nance issues and contribute to Greater Montréal’s economic growth, National Bank of Canada has taken the initiative to mandate Dr. George Hazel and his team to analyze a new source of financing for public transit: land value capture

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Business rates: the closest thing that the UK has to LVTШ§Щ„ШЄШЇШ§Щ€Щ„-Ш№Щ†-Ш·Ш±ЩЉЩ‚-Ш§Щ„Ш§Щ†ШЄШ±Щ†ШЄ Business rates are the closest thing that the UK has to land value taxation (yes, this is Henry George all over again: and just because an idea was promoted by a Dead White European Male doesn’t make it necessarily wrong) and is thus a good tax: it’s also the least distortionary tax possible. Read more

The Toll-Booth Economy – An extract from George Mombiot It’s because of the power of corporations that the minimum wage remains so low, while executives cream off millions. It’s because of this power that instead of innovative taxation (such as a financial transactions tax and land value taxation) we have permanent austerity for the poor.

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