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Unfortunately we tend to focus purely upon distribution of income and thereby to ignore the distribution of (income producing) Capital.

I repeat my oft-stated view that a tax or levy on the privilege of private property in Commons such as land and knowledge is a necessary part of a fair society.

The principle that those who have exclusive rights of use over a Commons should compensate those they exclude underpinned the work of one of the greatest of Americans, Henry George.

He was once the second best known man in the US for his book "Progress and Poverty" and his proposed "Single Tax", but he has long since been airbrushed from history.

Unlike him, I doubt that such a tax or levy will be sufficient, but I do see it is as necessary.

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Tue Dec 4th, 2007 at 05:04:36 AM EST
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