Henry George School
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Dirt Rich: How we Allow Farmland Owners to Take our Wealth

December 30, 2014

When:
February 18, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
2015-02-18T18:00:00-06:00
2015-02-18T18:30:00-06:00
Where:
Henry George School suite 1207
30 East Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60603
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Bob Jene
312 450 2906
image by J W Bengough

image by J W Bengough

With state and local governments in financial disarray, they might want to evaluate the big tax breaks given to owners of Illinois farmland. Chuck Metalitz will present a [forthcoming] HGS Research Note discussing the potential benefits of a realistic tax rate on farmland, including an estimate the amount of land which would move out of state as a result of higher taxes.

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"The history of mankind everywhere shows the power that special interests, capable of organization and action, may exert in securing the acceptance of the most monstrous doctrines."
- Henry George