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The Centralization and Decentralization of Government and Taxes

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Publication Date: May 1997

Publisher(s): Furman Center for Real Estate

Author(s): Dick Netzer

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Social conditions (Social policy)

Keywords: Regional Policy

Type: Chapter

Abstract:

Can today’s policy makers and researchers effectively draw on the ideas of 19th-century philosopher Henry George to help solve 21st-century problems? This compendium presents eight essays by scholars who demonstrate that many of George’s ideas about land use and taxation remain valuable today. Policy makers still face Henry George’s fundamental challenge—to balance private property rights and public interests in land.