Common Ground USA is an all-volunteer organization that promotes land value tax shifts, rent-sharing land trusts, and other commons-based approaches to social, environmental and economic issues.
From the Common Ground USA Blog
‘Paved Paradise’ examines how parking has changed the American landscape
Land value taxes could cut homeowners’ costs. Why haven’t Virginia localities enacted them?
Perhaps the biggest hurdle to implementing land value taxes is making such wonky proposals digestible to the average voter.
Republicans rarely encounter a tax cut they don’t like. But this year, a bill which could have lowered homeowners’ property taxes in one locality was killed on a party-line vote. HB 2112 from Del. Sally Hudson, D-Charlottesville would have enabled the city to become only the fifth locality in Virginia to progress from a reliance on property taxes towards a land value tax.
REVIEW OF THE BOOK:Land & Liberty: Henry George and the Crafting of Modern Liberalism. By Christopher William England (2023 / Johns Hopkins University Press)
What follows is less a review of Christopher England’s book than what I find to be some of the more important factual information he provides to readers. As someone who has written similarly and
for almost fifty years lectured on Henry George’s life, his system of political economy and about many of those who fought with him (and against him) in the campaign for social and economic justice, this book covered very familiar territory. And yet, there were important surprises provided by the author’s in-depth research.
Growth, Expansion and Death of Single Tax Campaigns in the U.S.
In this new lecture series, Edward Dodson CGUSA member, will trace the efforts by supporters of Henry George and the Single Tax to build an independent movement in the United States that would champion their principles of social and economic justice agenda. The story...
RSF/Resource Justice event
You're invited to join a FREE webinar hosted by our research program, Resource Justice; "Driving the Shift: Tax activism and the move to Land Value Tax," on Tuesday, May 16th at 7:30pm Eastern. Secure your seat at the following link below! https://hubs.li/Q01L111x0
Testimony to Minnesota House Property Tax Division to Implement a Land Value Tax
Common Ground’s president Rich Nymoen and other pro-LVT residents of Minnesota testified before the state house in favor of bill 1432 on 3/15/23.
The Power of Land Value Taxation to Spur “Missing Middle” Housing