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February 25, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 25, 2011

CSE is doing important work of a kind that few other organizations do. Many organizations address symptoms, but CSE's work addresses the systemic root causes of both economic decline and economic growth, while recommending policies to counteract the former and encourage the latter. Their recommendations are evidence-based, relying on sound theory, proven best practices, and common sense -- values all too often missing from the policy arena. They provide tools which could be applied on a national scale, but also can help a great deal at the local and State levels -- the very places where the most acute fiscal pain is being felt today. A win for CSE would help them to continue and expand their important work at a time when it's needed most.

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I've met individuals associated with CSE at conferences and have benefited by hearing them speak, studying their literature on local economic development, and taking ideas and data which could be helpful to a similar campaign in my own city.

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Give it a lot more money!

February 23, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 23, 2011

The Center for the Study of Economics supports the concept of land value taxation, the only effective tax system that can restore healthy community economies. Many towns are plagued with abandoned and run-down buildings that pay little to no taxes. This decreases the overall value of the area. If these properties were taxed according to the land value, owners would either make improvements or sell the properties to someone who will utilize them to their full potential. It is the land that is taxed according to its value rather than taxing owners for the hard work and cost of making improvements to their properties.

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We in Butler, PA, would greatly benefit from LVT because the area is suffering economically, and there is no incentive for people to make improvements for the town. Josh Vincent came to talk to the Butler City Counsel, and they showed some interest, but have not yet acted on it.

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I would give them $5000 if I had it so they could continue this great work.

February 21, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 21, 2011

The Center for the Study of Economics is the American organization putting the principles of Henry George and Land Value Taxation into practice. CSE translates academic economics into real plans for governments and municipalities to use in changing their tax structures for the better. We see it in many of their successes throughout the United States, and their influence on international communities as well.

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I work with homeless people in Philadelphia. I know how the root causes of poverty affect the least among us. I also know that the Center for the Study of Economics works to improve tax structures to create sustainable communities that offer a quality of life for all of their citizens.

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