|Subject:||Re: [socialcredit] Is an SC dividend "rent"?|
|Date:||Monday, April 17, 2006 09:09:38 (-0700)|
|From:||Jeffery Smith <jjs @.........org>
|In reply to:||Message 3844 (written by Triumphofthepast)|
On Apr 17, 2006, at 6:11 AM, Triumphofthepast@aol.com wrote:
> One of Jeff's contentions was that any user of land ought to pay rent
> to everyone on the ground that he is excluding them from it. However,
> it is not necessarily true that he is excluding others from it.
Of course. That's why some land is free.
> Suppose the land is a farm and is well suited for growing wheat.
Generally, that land is not free.
> What is important is that I be not excluded from eating the bread.
Some go so far as to put that above economic freedom.
> The social credit dividend assures this.
"Assures" overstates the case, but hence it's appeal.
> the social credit dividend as a kind of "rent" before the fact, a
> "rent" more subtle and indirect than the one he proposes.
Maybe why it's not in operation, while rent sharing is.
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