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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Sam Bowman – The Housing Theory of Everything

Narratives w/Will Jarvis | 5 September 2022 | 0h 56m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Sam Bowman, about his article The Housing Theory of Everything. Discusses the housing theory of everything, the slowdown in science and technology, the long-term economic future of the UK, and more.

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Kevin Erdmann on the Myths About the Great Recession

Bretton Goods | 14 November 2021 | 0h 44m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Kevin Erdmann about his book Building from the Ground Up: Reclaiming the American Housing Boom. Argues that policymakers that prevented building more homes were to blame for the Great Recession – not a housing bubble.

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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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How to Fix the Housing Market

The New Bazaar | 21 April 2022 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jenny Schuetz about her book Fixer-Upper: How to Repair America’s Broken Housing System. Discusses the housing market in all of its complexity, the reasons it’s broken for so many people, the entrenched barriers to fixing it – and some ideas that just might work.

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Simon Winchester: Land

The Book Club | 27 January 2021 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Simon Winchester about his book Land: How The Hunger For Ownership Made The Modern World. Discusses mankind’s relationship to land through place and time. Considers whether capitalism is possible without land rights, whether climate change will alter our relationship to property, why the pioneering map makers of the nineteenth century are now barely heard of – and Dutch land reclamation.

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