Capture economic rent and pay a Citizen’s dividend

Here’s a fascinating article in Evonomics about how the commons and economic rent generally can be captured by governments and redistributed through a dividend. Our ask for capturing the value of minerals (economic rent), saving it and distributing the income is merely a single case in what is possible. The cap-and-dividend proposal by Our Children’s Trust is also merely a single case in a large family of possibilities. It is written by Peter Barnes, who has been championing the idea for quite a few decades. Capitalism 3.0 (download) has a good explanation. With Liberty and Dividends For All is his most recent book.

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