Land — YO!
The discovery of land as an alternative to income as a basis for taxation is a provocative new territory for those concerned about wealth inequality and public finance. Land value was favored by Adam Smith and promoted by economist Henry George as a fairer methodology for determining appropriate levels of taxation. Our guest is Alanna Hartzok, Founder and Director of the Earth Rights Institute and author of The Earth Belongs to Everyone. She talks with Ellen about the benefits of land value taxation and how the separation of people from land ownership has damaged a fundamental human connection to economic health and civic community.