A distinguished interdisciplinary group of scholars examines the merits and shortcomings of Land-Value taxation, and how it compares and contrasts with the conventional property tax. The latter is shown as deterring enterprise to the detriment of employment and as pushing up the cost of improving property with inflationary consequences. The former, with evidence from places where it is already in use, is shown to encourage optimum land use, foster employment, and prevent urban sprawl.

chapter |4 pages

A Modern Theory of Land-Value Taxation

ByWilliam Vickrey

chapter |13 pages

Henry George, Economies of Scale, and Land Taxation

ByWilliam Vickrey

chapter |9 pages

Propositions Relating to Site-Value Taxation

ByWilliam Vickrey

chapter |12 pages

Land Speculation and Land-Value Taxation

ByHarry Gunnison Brown

chapter |42 pages

Tax Reform to Release Land

ByMason Gaffney

chapter |10 pages

Henry George: A Celebration of Land and Labor

ByThomas R. West

chapter |18 pages

Comments on the Problem of Public Revenue

ByDamon J. Gross

chapter |21 pages

The Ethics of Rent

ByFred E. Foldvary

chapter |19 pages

Land-Value Taxation and Ecological-Tax Reform

ByHanno T. Beck

chapter |15 pages

Psychological Perspective on the Land-Value Tax

ByHerbert Barry

chapter |30 pages

Pennsylvania Farmers and the Split-Rate Tax

ByAlanna Hartzok

chapter |8 pages

In Defense of the Two-Rate Property Tax

ByVernon I. Saunders

chapter |8 pages

Why Tax Land?

ByGodfrey R.A. Dunkley

chapter |10 pages

The Single-Tax Fiscal System

ByJerome F. Heavey