• BOOK REVIEW: How our Economy really works

    The author, is, unusually for a supporter of land value taxation and free trade, a graduate in economics, having gained a first class honours degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Oxford. This puts him in the advantageous position of being able to apply a critique of mainstream economics in its own

  • Understanding Land-value Taxation

    Over the last year or so there have been a number of articles broaching the subject of land-value taxation in the national press. The Economist (9th August) even suggested ‘The time may be right for land-value taxes’, but there is also much misunderstanding about that a land-value tax (LVT) is. In the first place it

  • Mens Creatrix – The Creator Mind : William Temple and Brexit

    By John Symons People debate endlessly whether or not Churchill would have supported Brexit. But what of the great man whom Churchill recommended to the King in 1942 as Archbishop of Canterbury? Which side would William Temple, perhaps the greatest Archbishop in the last century, have supported? Temple is correctly regarded as a man of

  • Review in International Journal of Environmental Studies

    This analysis [The Traumatised Society] integrates many data and many explanations to attack private land ownership as the basis of current economics. Harrison argues that cultural genocide … has afflicted Western civilization … [He] relates this to the omission of land as a term from the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights and to the evisceration

  • Can LVT Save Us?

    The Land Value Tax (LVT) is a “radical” form of taxation first proposed by Henry George in his 1879 Progress and Poverty (see What If Marx Got it Wrong?). What George proposes is to replace taxes on wages, purchases, and investments with a tax on unimproved land and natural resources. Fred Harrison’s The Traumatised Society: How to Outlaw

  • St Paul’s Cathedral Protesters: the Dilemma facing the Church

    As the protest camp on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral drags on into another week, the dilemma facing the church authorities intensifies, so much so that now three servants of the cathedral have resigned, including the Dean. The protest is not against the Church as such but just happens to be located on its

  • What would a new economics and economy look like?

    Dr Kamran Mofid, Adjunct Professor, Dalhousie School of Business, was born in Tehran. He received his BA and MA in economics from the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, in 1980 and 1982 respectively, and was awarded his doctorate in economics from the University of Birmingham, UK in 1986. Following the publication of Globalisation for the

  • Autumn Books

    John Clare: Voice of Freedom by R.S. Attack John Clare was highly affected by the Enclosures Movement, which consolidated the old strip-farming systems into larger units and removed the people’s rights to common land. In the process, families were dispossessed. Clare’s own experiences of living off the land and his distress at moving from place