If you’ve not noticed, I’m a Georgist.
Getting into conversation with others on social, financial or economic matters, I try to stick to the matter under discussion.
The conversation occasionally ends with me accused of being a communist.
It’s becoming quite a binary-divided world: If you’re happy with things the way they are, it seems you’re OK; if you have more progressive ideas and want to see significant changes made, then you’re a communist.
McCarthyism didn’t die out with the death of Joe McCarthy: McCarthyism most certainly lives!
There’s little doubt the world was a little more progressively Georgist during what many say was capitalism’s most productive, least corrupt period the “Progressive Era” circa 1900-1925. Most taxes came from real estate values. Today they’re only 10%
The Progressive Era was communist?
I’ve noticed the epithet usually comes from Libertarians clinging to the neoclassical model. It seems we have all the liberty, the freedom, we need.