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2016: Another Year of Advances and Retrenchment


1.       Education. Most of the world is not aware that there are alternatives to our current system of taxation and looking at how society functions. Most especially, the collection of economic rent as propounded through the centuries by Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill, Tom Paine, Henry George all the way down to Joseph Stiglitz as an alternative to the failed policies of Socialism and Neoliberalism.

An enemy of the state? Philadelphia developer treads on an Empire of Dirt

The Name of the Place Is I Like it Like That: 20th and Annin Streets, Point Breeze

There's neighborhood in Philadelphia called Point Breeze.  By any measure, it’s been abandoned and abused by the economy, government and the larger community for decades.  The neighborhood itself is essentially no longer owned by the people that live there. 





























Point Breeze: Overwhelmed by absentee owners

It's not surprising that residents who are left see how fragile things are, and can't be blamed for being suspicious of change.

LVT Helping Local Jurisdictions to Secure Revenue Stability

What is it that has led many cities over the years to seek revenue stability through “economically sensitive taxes” - business, income, real estate transfer, sales, utility, and hotel taxes? There have been a multitude of responses and assumptions made over time relative to each jurisdiction’s leadership and public policy. Suggestions of extreme short sightedness and inertia are excuses not actionable explanations.

According to the 
US State Government Tax Collections Summary Report: 2010,the 2007 Census of Governments

Funding Public Transportation/Infrastructure

Value capture is a recognized tool around the world to pay for transit projects without causing economic distortions or drag that usual forms of taxation impose. Value capture is also a benefits-received concept for transit funding.  From Australia to Hong Kong to Vancouver, value capture has proven to be reliable source of public revenue that is tied directly to the project itself.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has in the past funded infrastructure and mass transit projects through such vehicles as the gasoline tax, the general fund, and some dedicated special taxes such as a sales tax.