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The Most Socially Just Tax

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Harold Chester Oct 30, 2017. 2 Replies

Although many people in government and politics are reluctant to change the tax regime, we should recognize that our present complicated system for taxation is unfair and has many faults. The biggest…Continue

Tags: Justice, Social, LVT, land, taxation

 

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retired, research/writer
What are your interests and areas of expertise in international relations?
Business, Economy, Education, Ethics, Governance, Innovation, Justice, Poverty, Science, Technology
Tell everyone a little about yourself and what you hope to gain from the Global Ethics Network.
To teach and to give advice about what needs to be done to make a better world, having a greater degree of social justice. in particular to teach about how macroeconomics REALLY works and to promote ethical taxation methods. Please see my recently posted essay on ethical taxation.

Hillel the Elder Asked:

If I am not for myself, who is for me?

But being for myself alone what am I?

And if not now, when?

 

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THE SOLUTION TO OUR WIDENING POVERTY GAP

Posted on October 30, 2017 at 7:00am 3 Comments

The greatest social problem that we are experiencing today is the growing difference between the poor and the rich and we have learned to accept it. But it is at terrible cost in separation and the associated feelings of anger, depression and helplessness, between the people who have jobs that provide stable incomes with comfortable homes and those who don't and can't. The practical solution here is driving me nuts!

 Many governments have made progress in easing this injustice--some…

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Competition entry: what I would like to see happen during this centuary, to make the world a better place

Posted on December 27, 2014 at 5:51pm 0 Comments

 

What I would like to see happen during this century to make the world a better place

INTRODUCTION

Although land is generally treated as if it were capital, it was not created by Man. In particular, our land is a gift of nature (if not of a Higher Authority) and we have it on trust. Before very many people lived on this land it was almost worthless. Its…

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Entry for Photo Contest

Posted on October 31, 2013 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Mechanical analogy to macroeconomics system

The 6 idealized entities, Landlord, Household, Producer, Capitalist, Government and Finance-Institution, are representative of all of the role-playing parts of the macroeconomics system of a country. As horizontal beams at…

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The Greatest Ethical Challenge - Good Government

Posted on May 4, 2013 at 12:39pm 0 Comments

HILLEL AND THE TAXMAN

Hillel the Elder’s fame rests on his use of logic for deriving Talmudic law and this talent also relates to his three questions about Jewish moral behavior (see: ”Avot” or “Ethics of the Fathers”, Chapter 1 verse 14). These questions are presented below. They are applicable to many attitudes and responses that individuals take and also pertain to the community at large. Amongst the public and social money matters, this includes a nations’ methods for…

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At 7:53am on September 16, 2019, Alexandria Guerrero said…


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At 12:20pm on November 13, 2012, David Harold Chester said…

I am a retired engineer (M.Sc. in aeronautics with several technical papers published internationally), who has more recently been working on a book about macroeconomics theory. I find that the current knowledge and teaching about this subject have been corrupted. Following my research, I wish to open and enlarge the subject of macroeconomics as an more exact science, which is comprehensive to a larger and simplified degree.

As a life-long member of the Georgists, I am concerned with the degree of poverty that exists, even within wealthy nations, and I see the way to eliminate this according to Henry George's ethical teachings. (Also see http://www.progress.org and its various links.)

 
 
 

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