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Land use system of Ethiopia: a model to the world.

“There is a hope of restoring the value of land to the nation of Ethiopia.” Kidane G. Hiwot A brief history of, and commentary relating to the land use trend in Ethiopia. Haile Selassie Regime 1930-1974 During Hailesilssie1930-1974, land was owed by the minority elite feudal lords and urban landowners making the majority of the population their tenants. The rights […]

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TheIU Conference 2013 Report

Report on the 2013 Conference of the International Union for Land Value Taxation held at the School of Economic Science London, UK July 24th -28th by Bill Batt, Albany, New York Thirty-six presenters from five continents spoke at the 28th conference of the International Union for Land Value Taxation  (www.theIU.org). Titled Economics for Conscious Evolution with subtitle A Geo-Justice Conference, […]

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The World Bank Land and Poverty 2013 Conference

The World Bank Land and Poverty 2013 Conference Report by Alanna Hartzok The World Bank Land and Poverty 2013 conference was held April 8 – 11 at WB headquarters in Washington. Kaushik Basu, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist had this to say in his welcome letter: Land is widely recognized as a key factor for sustainable and equitable development. […]

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IMF speaks out on taxing economic rent

IMF’s Michael Kumhof suggests taxing taxing economic/land rent. “You could have more progressive income tax… you could tax rents. These are incomes that are earned by people who are basically not putting in any extra effort to make that money.” He urges the experts on taxation theory to think about these questions intelligently to improve the macro economic stability. Michael Kumhof […]

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2012 Global Conference Review

Report of TheIU Global Conference 2012, Argentina, by Bill Batt But for the awesome skill and untiring work of two simultaneous translators, the just-past 28th conference of the International Union for Land Value Taxation and Free Trade would not have been the success it was. All sessions were completely comprehensible — Spanish presentations were audible in English, and English ones […]

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