Tuesday, January 9, 2007

A Voice for Land Value Tax in Iowa

A few years back, I attended a conference in Des Moines,Iowa that tried to arouse interest in Land Value Taxation.
Well, it didn't work. One of my Board members Dr. Bill Batt , put together a persuasive report highlighting the concentration of land values where the city of Des Moines was emptying out, and demonstrating development taking place where land values were relatively low (cool graphics below). Unfortunately, it was a one day event, and the politicians stumbled off forgetting all about LVT.

So, imagine my shock when todays Des Moines Register published a smart letter about LVT. Naturally, I chimed in. We need more chimes, to make a carillon of truth. Or something. Thank you Clark Rieke!