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whig at by.net
Tue Jan 4 21:45:02 PST 2000
Seth David Schoen wrote:
> Mmmm, I met a few people like Fred Foldvary who were interested in
> Henry George and the special status of private property in land.
> Foldvary gave a talk that was co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley
> Libertarians and the San Francisco Henry George School. It was an
> interesting mix, since Foldvary would say things like "Now, you know
> that taxation is theft..." (to which the Libertarians would nod and
> the Georgists would look puzzled) and "Now, you know that land
> monopolies are a major source of persistent systemic inequality..."
> (to which the Georgists would nod and the Libertarians would look
Well, Fred is certainly...interesting. I've had some very involved discussions with him
in the past, which inevitably got bogged down into some terminological confusion or other,
and which for all the best efforts I made, proved inextricable. I.e., confounding money
and capital goods, interest rates and natural interest, salaries and economic wage, etc.
A year or two ago, I began writing up a comprehensive response to Fred, which I never
finished, treating economics of the first order (production and distribution) as distinct
from derivative models (i.e. money and financial markets). Maybe someday I'll have time
to revisit it.
Personally, I'm a Heathen Nockwurst. This approximates to anarchogeorgism. And almost
nobody knows what I mean by either term.
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