Success Stories Using Georgist Tax Principles
Georgist1 Policies and Population Growth in New York City, San Francisco, Chicago,
Cleveland, Toledo, Detroit, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, and Other Cities, 1890-1930
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In the period 1890 to 1930, the Georgist movement inspired a large number of civic leaders—mayors, assessors, governors, congressmen and others—to implement Georgist policies in a number of US and Canadian cities. That is, in order to encourage development, they reduced or eliminated assessments on buildings and increased assessments on land. They used land
revenues to provide low-cost, high-quality public services. Where implemented, these policies resulted in rapid population growth.
Here’s How Your State Could Reduce Taxes For Most Taxpayers And Stimulate Your Economy While Maintaining Complete Revenue Neutrality
Your state can gain these 2 advantages by taxing land assessments more and what is produced (like buildings) less. Find out the various ways to do this. It would be completely revenue-neutral since an economically beneficial tax would be reducing economically harmful taxes. This is what would happen: