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Land rent for public revenue

Smith's Canons of Taxation

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Adam Smith's Canons of Taxation are not easily found on the internet in their raw form; they are usually someone or other's interpretation. So, for reference, here they are in their original form, as made available by the Library of Economics and Liberty.

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Low-hanging Brexit fruit

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Exit from the EU opens up the possiblity of some quick wins, sometimes referred to as "low-hanging fruit".

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Protectionism debunked

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I came across this today in a newspaper discussion group.

"You misunderstand (bet that's not the first time someone has said that to you!) the tariffs you refer to protect the jobs of EU workers"

I responded as follows. "Yes I am well aware that is the aim but it has the opposite effect in the long run. It is one reason why unemployment is so high across the EU. It has not worked, has it?"

otherwise the markets would be flooded with products made at a cheaper cost.

"Great!

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A Georgist EU?

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What if the EU had been constructed on Georgist principles, with the following conditions for membership?

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Economic effects of immigration

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Concern about immigration was one of the reasons why the Brexit camp won. In the post-referendum recriminations, it has led to the Brexiters being denounced as xenophobes. The Campaign as such does not have a view on anything other than LVT, and certainly not something as sensitive and controversial as immigration. However, migration certainly has economic consequences. These underpin the whole question of how rent arises in the first place
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