Land

A New Paradigm for a Thriving World
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Author(s): Martin Adams
Original Publish Date: Mar 03, 2015
Product Number: EB00556610
Released: Mar 03, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781583949214
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What if we lived in a world where everyone had enough? A world where everyone mattered and where people lived in harmony with nature? What if the solution to our economic, social, and ecological problems was right underneath our feet? Land has been sought after throughout human history. Even today, people struggle to get onto the property ladder and view real estate as an important way to build wealth. Yet, as the reader will discover through this book, the act of owning land—and our urge to profit from it—causes economic booms and busts, social and cultural decline, and environmental devastation. Land: A New Paradigm for a Thriving World introduces a radically new economic model that ensures a more fair and abundant reality for everyone. It is a book for those who dream of a better world, for themselves and future generations. Table of Contents Introduction Part I: The Cost of Ignorance 1. The Production of Wealth 2. The Value of Location 3. The Free Market 4. Social Decline 5. Business Recessions 6. Ecocide 7. Earth, Our Home Part II: A New Paradigm for a Thriving World 8. Restoring Communities 9. Keep What You Earn, Pay for What You Use 10. Local Autonomy 11. Affordable Housing 12. Thriving Cities 13. Sustainable Farming 14. The Price of Peace 15. A New Paradigm Epilogue: A Personal Note Appendix: The Math Behind the Science References & Suggestions for Further Reading Endnotes Index