Laffer’s Right On Taxes - Almost How Much Money Can LVT Raise? Turn the Tide on a Broken Tax End the 1%'s Free Ride: Tax Land Mass Transit Can Pay its Way Revitalize Downtown, Tax Land

Laffer’s Right On Taxes - Almost

Forbes, 20 July '13: An economist admired by Reagan cites the principle to follow but fails to follow it to its logical conclusion: levy a tax that grows its base.

How Much Money Can LVT Raise?

Slate, Oct 17, 2013, one of the largest and influential center-left political and cultural sites, estimates how much rent exists in the US.

Turn the Tide on a Broken Tax

Blue Oregon, October of 2013, posted another op-ed by our own duo of Tom Gihring and Kris Nelson on fixing the state's clunky tax structure.

End the 1%'s Free Ride: Tax Land

Salon, Nov 22: Want a real overhaul of the tax code? Here's an elegant way to reduce inequality and mitigate poverty -- in one tax.

Mass Transit Can Pay its Way

Erich the Green, Dec 19. Prices of land near new transit stops rise in value, clearly the result of the improved transit.

Revitalize Downtown, Tax Land

Sightline Daily, 10 June 2014:  Five reasons to love land-value taxes. LVT can be described as a tax on sprawl; it encourages a more built-up, vibrant downtown, diverting growth from lower-value properties in the suburbs.


NERC Study: Tax System Fair?

Beware of what you wish for. Voters limited the property tax which now results in wildly different tax burdens in different neighborhoods. One owner's tax break means another owner's higher tax. The study also noted that where taxes on land are higher, the prices for land are lower. For fairness, voters might want to consider overturning M-50, an idea proposed also by the League of Cities. More info: Tom Gihring < This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >

Portland CC on LVT

In early November of 2013, Portland's influential City Club released its study of Oregon's property tax problems. The Club recommends a study of LVT, something HB 2509 would've done. Urge Salem to heed the CC's advice, and urge the CC to recommend LVT itself.

Blue Oregon Redux

The blog site begun by young Democrats has again seen fit to print an op-ed by stalwarts Tom Gihring and Kris Nelson; check it out on the left.

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Others in the Field

Dozens of organizations work for putting the publicly-generated site values into the public treasury. They range from Brookings in the nation's capital to the Budget & Policy Center in the Washington that's north of Oregon. All do needed work, all constitute a strand in the thick rope bringing the sharing of land value into the public arena. We've listed the scores in "Links We Like".

LVT and the Built Environment

On Solid Ground

Farmers Fare Well Paying Land Tax?

Get a check from the common wealth?



Property Tax Vs. Land Tax

The Price of Carbon

Re-Solving the Economic Puzzle - Walter Rybeck