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
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.
Indigenous Land Tax
The Indianapolis minor league baseball team is known as the Indians and will begin each of its home games with a similar statement. The team also has a partnership with an Indiana Tribe to private financial assistance to them.
California and Minnesota LVT bills to receive hearings
Land value tax legislation is getting a hearing in two states in coming weeks.
What Georgism Is Not
This publication has devoted significant space to explicating the ideas of Georgism as they apply to the modern world. However, some confusions still exist about the essential nature of the Georgist program. In order to provide additional clarity as to what Georgism is, we find it imperative to correct several common errors, and state definitively what Georgism is not.
WE DO NOT HAVE A HOUSING CRISIS. WE HAVE A LAND SUPPLY AND LAND COST CRISIS
The nation’s homebuilders have consistently innovated in an effort to provide high quality product at a price people can afford. Factory produced, framed housing is a type of housing experiencing an expanding market. What homebuilders cannot manufacture is land. Land has what in economics is referred to as an “inelastic supply.”
VIDEO: WSJ | Why America’s Biggest Cities Are Littered With Vacant Lots
The Wall Street Journal recently issued an article and a video about Detroit's new proposal to implement a split-rate land value tax, which would tax the value of land separate from the value of any structures on it. The tax would incentivize property owners to...
The Power of Land Value Taxation to Spur “Missing Middle” Housing