From Slave Renters To Rich Land Owners
Everybody has got to stop being so stupid. In all of recorded history labor taxing schemes using one form of money or another have been promised to make us all rich and secure. BALONEY! They have all failed!
I'm here to tell you that we don't have to fund society this way anymore if you will ponder an idea and pass it on if you like it. In the end systems using money cannot allow for the greatest amounts of wealth to be created for society nor spread that wealth fairly and evenly. Why? There are two basic reasons. The first is money based systems reduce wealth production by permitting land to be owned for little to nothing. Land plus human labor are the two vital ingredients to create wealth. If you reduce either then you get less wealth creation. Even gold (laying on the earth somewhere) is worthless until human labor is added to find it, mine it, refine it, transport it, to sell it in the marketplace. When Lenny Landbaron owns that land nobody else can make wealth using it. Most often royalty through inheritance own enormous amounts of land absolutely tax free such as Queen Elisabeth who reportedly owns 1/6 of the earth's land. None of this land is available for wealth production of any sort. Besides this obvious flaw in economic thinking that has gotten us to this life of serfdom, money has another problem. Once you have a large enough amount of money you can move it around to avoid taxes. The other 99.99% of the population is pretty much stuck where they are footing the bill for society. So the restricted amounts of wealth that does get created is not distributed throughout society evenly or fairly.
It should not be this way but for the ignorance of the slaves who toil away each day in this money funded nightmare. Put simply stop taxing jobs. Jobs are good things and we want lots of them. In fact we want so many jobs that there is not enough workers to fill the positions. That will drive up wages and benefits because it follows the basic economic rules of supply and demand. When the supply of workers on the shelf remains constant but there are more employers shopping for them, then they compete against one another for the limited supply of workers. But you serfs can continue to believe promises from politicians that their money based plan to redistribute the wealth will make you rich one day in the future.
You can't simply stop taxing jobs to fix the economy. You need to stop taxing other good things that are very helpful in society such as houses and other buildings or improvements to the land. Who ever came up with the notion that we should tax homes like they were booze and cigarettes? At the same time the politicians rail against the woes of homelessness. It's such nonsense when you get right down to it. Taxing all the good things in society is likewise. Taxing businesses for transacting in the marketplace or transporting goods is another stupid example of taxing good things that society needs.
All labor based taxes are also systems of control for the individual. A controller in an economy in every example is a blocker who stops an activity until the establishment verifies the serf has paid the tax to engage in the activity like fixing up the house and that all the edicts of the ruling class have been adhered to. The political class never have problems with permits and the serfdom class is always the ones with their property taken under eminent domain.
Instead there must be a revolution of the slaves the world around. Violence is not necessary only enlightened thinking about how to fund society fairly and justly. That comes down to sharing the planet as a way to fund society rather than continue to fight over it. We can start this revolution anywhere in the world but I can tell you the first ones will be the richest people in very little time. Tax only the value of the land based on its location and resources. The local government would assess the value of the land which they do now as it is. They simply don't tax this part of Real Estate value very much and focus on the improvements to the land to whack people with taxes. Under this reform houses and businesses would not be subjected to taxation. Most of the tax collected by the local government would stay there to fund local activities. A portion would be sent to the state and federal governments to fund their needs.
The proposed tax reform, tho simple, would set free millions of individuals to work on jobs now taxed out of existence before they could ever be created. On the other hand the land barons, Real Estate speculators and slum lords would pay the same tax for their under used especially urban land as everybody in the area. All land in urban areas would have to be put to use to earn or store wealth in order to pay the land tax. In other words it would not be economically sensible nor profitable any longer under this new tax system to hold urban land to sell for a huge profit in the future. Outside the cities far enough away from the civilized perks the location value of land drops to near nothing and the tax would do so as well. Nobody wants to live way out there except for the farmers who would not pay hardly anything for their location tax. That should be good for food prices don't you think?
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