An Introduction to Land Value Taxes
it’s important to emphasize that these agglomeration effects do not come from the landowner. To quote Adam Smith, “the landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed”. If I own land in New York City, its value comes from all of the people, business, and infrastructure around it. This framing shows why landlords can’t deserve land rents: there is no sense in which the value is due to them. Now of course, I could make my land more suitable for construction by flattening it for example, and this would increase its value. So I should be clear that when talking about land value taxes, I mean the unimproved value of land: value that comes from location and natural resources alone.
"In fact, building new reactors, or operating most existing ones, makes climate change worse compared with spending the same money on more-climate-effective ways to deliver the same energy services. Those who state as fact that rejecting (more precisely, declining to bail out) nuclear energy would make carbon reduction much harder are in good company, but are mistaken."
yet another disturbing story about the oil/plastic industry https://www.npr.org/2020/09/11/897692090/how-big-oil-misled-the-public-into-believing-plastic-would-be-recycled
"Right now, all of the places we can assemble on the web in any kind of numbers are privately owned. And privately-owned public spaces aren’t real public spaces. They don’t allow for the play and the chaos and the creativity and brilliance that only arise in spaces that don’t exist purely to generate profit. And they’re susceptible to being gradually gaslighted by the companies that own them."
Regulators Are Ignoring How Low Orbit Satellite Broadband Is Trashing The Night Sky - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20200812/09274245099/regulators-are-ignoring-how-low-orbit-satellite-broadband-is-trashing-night-sky.shtml that's our commons you are ruining there, people...
Great quote from 'On Contact Tracing and Hardware Tokens' :
"iPhone users, like the underprivileged, also don’t own a smartphone; rather, they’ve bought a phone that can only be used for Apple-sanctioned activities."
Sadly can't watch any NZIFF movies online. Zero linux support with any browser. No firefox support in any OS...
"The vast, vast majority of political correctness in America is conservative, and it‘s extremely dangerous." https://theintercept.com/2020/07/18/political-correctness-destroying-america/
to get a constellation of 3,236 satellites, each of which spend 355 days on orbit, they're going to have to launch like 10 satellites a day
this is a fucking OBSCENE waste
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