THE PLANET AND OUR NATURAL RESOURCES DO MATTER

GeorgeIT’S BECOMING MORE OBVIOUS BY THE DAY THAT WE NEED TO APPLY HIGHER PUBLIC CHARGES ON THE USE AND ABUSE OF OUR LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES

To treat them only as commodities is idiocy, but even Greens are slow in coming to this conclusion.

Hear San Franciscan Dave Giesen speak about Henry George’s ideas on Radio National’s “Saturday Extra” yesterday.

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “THE PLANET AND OUR NATURAL RESOURCES DO MATTER”

  1. ‘WE NEED TO APPLY HIGHER PUBLIC CHARGES ON THE USE AND ABUSE OF OUR LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES’-:in the above statement, Would not the mining sector argue that a land and resource rent tax does way with a need for a carbon tax system, that a rent resource tax covers the lot, and is a licence to pollute and degrade land?

    1. In isolation, the mining industry might come to that conclusion, Ned, but I certainly don’t. If polluters were made to pay, that would provide scope to reduce the GST. Taxes on pollution might add to costs, but if the GST was reduced concomitantly, that would have an offsetting effect.

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