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How Cutting Property Taxes Makes You Poor

by Emer O'Siochru, from the Smart Taxes Network. The Irish have a lot of learning to do about property taxes.  Following the 1903 Land Acts, the new largely Catholic landowners who displaced the largely Protestant absentee landlords, immediately sought to deny their obligation to the people of the nation that had helped them win their fine farms. [...]

Site Value Tax Brochure – Read Online

Site Value Tax is a tax policy proposed by Smart Taxes Network. It would be an annual charge on zoned land, based on its market value, which would fund government expenditure and encourage productive and sustainable investment. Smart Taxes have created this brochure to offer a clear and simple explanation of what the tax is, how it works and the benefits it offers.

The Commons of Soil

by Patrick Noble. I hope to show that the bad news presented by our inevitable austerity is only bad for what can be happily lost. Laws of physics, which are about to disappoint European and American desires may simultaneously liberate us onto a lost Common. All that is best in life is encompassed by common humanity and is in no way reduced by a mere oil-deprivation.

Report: Implementation of Site Value Tax in Ireland

The Smart Taxes Network has just submitted an Implementation Paper to the Irish Government which aims to provide policymakers with guidance on the implementation of Site Value Tax in Ireland, assessing actual and possible obstacles, and providing solutions. You can read a summary and download the full report here.…

Recovery Stability and Growth: Unveiling a New and Just Taxation Policy for the Benefit of All

Public Talk and Panel Discussion

Date and Time: Tues 9th March 2010, 7:30 pm

Venue: Robert Emmet Theatre (Nassau St. entrance), Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

€10 (at door)

Dr. Constantin Gurdgiev

Fred Harrison

March 2008. at our first Trinity lecture, Fred Harrison clearly predicted a rapidly approaching bank and property crisis.

April 2009. at our second Trinity lecture, Harrison outlined a policy which would prevent future Boom-Bust disasters.

November 2009. Site Value Tax policy becomes part of government policy.

March 2010. At this third Trinity lecture, Fred Harrison, Dr Constantin Gurdgiev and a panel of experts set out …

Dan Sullivan – Capturing the value of the commons: Land Value Tax as a community development tool

Dan Sullivan contrasted the experience of Pittsburgh and Cleveland in the present downturn. Cleveland is struggling to stem a complete collapse of its housing market while in Pittsburgh, foreclosure rates are low, home prices are climbing slightly and construction rates are increasing. He attributed the difference to the fact that Pittsburgh has a site value tax and Cleveland does not.