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Shari M

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Review for Center for the Study of Economics, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

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.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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

Role:  General Member of the Public & I have read Progress and Poverty by Henry George.