Lars Doucet – Georgism, Progress, Poverty, & Why Rent is Too Damn High

The Lunar Society | 10 January 2022 | 1h 40m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Lars Doucet about his book Land is a Big Deal. Digs deep into Georgism – the notion of taxing increases in land value. Discusses why even the wealthiest places in the world have poverty and homelessness; why rents increase as fast as wages; why land-owners are able to extract the profits that rightly belong to labour and capital; and how taxing the value of land would alleviate speculation, NIMBYism, and income and sales taxes.

This digs deep into the arguments for and against a land value tax. The earlier Narratives episode serves as a gentler introduction. I’m rather persuaded by the arguments presented. Is there something I’ve missed, or is this a no-brainer policy change?

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Lars Doucet – Land Is A Big Deal

Narratives w/Will Jarvis | 15 October 2022 | 0h 29m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Lars Doucet about his book Land is a Big Deal. Backgrounds that real estate is the largest asset class and that land appreciation is the biggest driver of real estate prices. Argues that bad land policy is the root cause of the housing crisis and many other problems. Advocates for taxing the appreciation of land value.

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Stephen Hoskins – Land and Liberty to Build

Narratives w/Will Jarvis | 10 October 2022 | 1h 24m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Stephen Hoskins about his article Land and Liberty to Build: On Georgism and YIMBYism. Discusses the relationship between zoning and land value, arguing for an alliance of Georgism and YIMBYism to address rising housing costs and economic inequality. (Georgism is the notion of taxing the appreciation in land value.)

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