170 – By George, The Rent Is Too Damn High!

Eneasz drops a primer on Georgist Land Value Taxes. All increases in productivity will be capture by rising rents for as long as mankind exists, unless we find a way to prevent landlords from capturing all the benefits of rising land value. Henry George found the way to do this.

Source post: Book Review: Progress & Poverty

Follow-ups that we barely touched on, but include a lot more:
Part I – Is Land Really a Big Deal?
Part II – Can Land Value Tax be Passed on to Tenants?
Part III – Can Unimproved Land Value be Accurately Assessed Separately from Buildings?

Also in this episode:

Eliezer supports Dignity Points, a scoring system for humanity.

Afghan soldiers were shocked to learn about taxes in the U.S.

0:00:40 Feedback
0:06:15 Main Topic
1:33:48 LW posts
1:57:34 Thank the Patron


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LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

The American System and Misleading Labels

Stop Voting For Nincompoops

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Rational vs. Scientific Ev-Psych

A Failed Just-So Story

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