"Common Ground-U.S.A. is dedicated to the principle that all
persons have equal and common rights in the earth and its resources
and each individual has an exclusive right to the income from his or
her own labor and capital investment. We are also dedicated to support
and improve the free market, including purchase, ownership, and sale
of real estate.
"Therefore, we are committed to reducing and replacing taxes on
labor and capital. We propose to pay for essential government services
by adequate taxation of the value of land and other natural resources.
We also propose fees for pollution, resource extraction, and use of
the public commons. We believe these changes will increase total
wealth and equality of opportunity, thereby improving the quality of
life for all individuals and the functioning of government."
The Key to Promoting
Prosperity by Reducing Taxes on Labor and Capital
The members of Common Ground-USA are inspired to
work for fundamental societal changes, in part, by the writings of
the 19th century philosopher and political economist Henry George.
George's most widely read book, written in 1879, is Progress
and Poverty. We are pleased to provide a brief
of this remarkable work.
ABOUT COMMON GROUND-USA
Our members are people like you who take organized action to
achieve social justice and fight special privilege. Our key
stratgegy to to lower taxes to the ground.
LETTER LOBBY CAMPAIGN
- We provide our activist members with information on key issues
facing our society by periodic issuance of background information
and analyses, urging members to contact key public officials and
others under our Letter
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learn more about our organization, its history and the remarkable
insights of the authors who contribute articles to GroundSwell.
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