[LMB] List Georgist OT:

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Wed Aug 15 13:56:56 BST 2012


On Aug 14, 2012, at 11:37 PM, Mark Allums <mark at allums.com> wrote:

> On 8/14/2012 11:45 PM, John Cowan wrote:
>> Nicholas D. Rosen scripsit:
>> 
>>> Anyway, here's a big greeting to John Cowan, who is now the list's other
>>> Georgist.  (He hasn't used the word "Georgist" that I've noticed; he
>>> referred to Thomas Paine's *Agrarian Justice*; but the idea of taxing
>>> land instead of wages and capital is most often associated with the
>>> name of Henry George.)
>> 
>> I am indeed a Georgist, and have studied at the Henry George School
>> of NYC.  I don't normally use the term right off, though.  I find that
>> it often alienates people.
>> 
> 
> I understand that, because I am always wary of *-ists.
> 
> I agree that capital gains should not be taxed, certainly.  Is this a forbidden topic?
> 
> Mark

Capital gains taxes should account for inflation.    But other than that, why not?


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