The Centralization and Decentralization of Government and Taxes

Publication Date: May 1997

Publisher: Furman Center for Real Estate

Author(s): Dick Netzer

Research Area: Social conditions

Keywords: Regional Policy

Type: Chapter


Can today’s policy makers and researchers effectively draw on the ideas of 19th-century philosopher Henry George to help solve 21st-century problems? This compendium presents eight essays by scholars who demonstrate that many of George’s ideas about land use and taxation remain valuable today. Policy makers still face Henry George’s fundamental challenge—to balance private property rights and public interests in land.