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Emer92da0c has written 95 articles so far, you can find them below.

Cap and Dividend: A Way to Save the Climate that Can Succeed

Extract from a seminal report.  Find it here http://www.scholarsstrategynetwork.org/content/politics-americas-fight-against-global-warming-0 NAMING THE PROBLEM What It Will Take to Counter Extremism and Engage Americans in the Fight against Global Warming by Theda Scokpol Political Scientist,  Harvard, US : ” Politically speaking, the cap and dividend route has a number of advantages. Instead of building political support by […]

Put Ireland’s Natural Resources in Trust for the People

The Constitution does not reflect contemporary knowledge of the importance and role of the environment as the basis of enduring social and economic wellbeing. It most serious flaw and oversight is that it permits the alienation of the Nation’s natural resources by the current generation of the people of Ireland by actions of the organs of the State against the interest of the common good of generations to come of the people of Ireland.

Site Value Tax Campaign update

Smart Taxes hosted a very lively and well attended event in Trinity College, Dublin, on Monday evening 24th September. Three ex city Mayors, one an ex Lord Mayor, announced their presence. As expected and desired, the panel were challenged with many hard and interesting questions. John Bowman showed his experience and skill in keeping the discussion on topic and well tempered. Politicians from all parties (especially the Labour Party it has to be noted) showed admirable interest in debating the property tax in Ireland, as with the launch of the Fair Tax book, but very few media columnists attended.

Land Taxation & the Renewal of Growth in the Irish Economy

Report by Fred Harrison: "Ireland’s lower corporate tax rate is a two-edged sword: it attracted foreign capital, but the net gains were either (i) capitalised into disruptively higher land values, which helped to fuel the property boom/bust, or (ii) were repatriated. Hong Kong’s much lower income tax heightened incentives to work, save and invest. Hong Kong is recognised as the most competitive economy in the world. We only need to compare the skyline of Hong Kong with Dublin to appreciate that something remarkably different was, and is, driving the Asian Tiger’s economic engine."