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by Betelgeuse Alliance
Tue May 19, 2020 12:07 pm
 
Forum: Forum 7
Topic: Give a Compliment to BN
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Wow, I find that you're really good at not being below me as I'm typing this. (Almost everybody will probably type this same joke)

...Or maybe you're trying to get all of us to edit our posts to include an actual compliment for the nation that decides to post below you
by Betelgeuse Alliance
Tue May 19, 2020 7:01 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Georgist Discussion Thread - We Need a Land Value Tax Now
Replies: 37
Views: 488

Now, if the landlord decides to essentially pass on the LVT anyway, this would mean that he/she would have to charge the land above its intended free-market price. But since the rental value is taxed by the government in the form of the LVT and used to improve the community through either investing...
by Betelgeuse Alliance
Mon May 18, 2020 6:20 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Georgist Discussion Thread - We Need a Land Value Tax Now
Replies: 37
Views: 488

Well, I find that the answers on this subreddit page provide some interesting sides on this topic: https://www.reddit.com/r/georgism/comments/brdzs3/why_can_landlords_pass_on_property_tax_but_not_lvt/ I don't want to read a Reddit thread about this, can you provide some substantive reasoning in reg...
by Betelgeuse Alliance
Mon May 18, 2020 5:01 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Georgist Discussion Thread - We Need a Land Value Tax Now
Replies: 37
Views: 488

a friend of mine says he's a georgist but he's never explained further so I've always assumed he just says it to be funny and bolster his image as a Very Online person who knows obscure things I'll admit that I don't know every existing detail about the effects of Georgism either, but I do find it ...
by Betelgeuse Alliance
Mon May 18, 2020 4:49 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Georgist Discussion Thread - We Need a Land Value Tax Now
Replies: 37
Views: 488

No. This is one of the most frequent misconceptions which lead to people thinking it's socialism (even though it's not). Georgists believe that it is the economic value derived from land that should be shared, not necessarily the land itself. We believe that land should still be left to private han...
by Betelgeuse Alliance
Mon May 18, 2020 3:27 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Georgist Discussion Thread - We Need a Land Value Tax Now
Replies: 37
Views: 488

And remember: if you rent a home, you're not owning any land, thus you only pay rent for the home, not for the land the home is located on (since said land belongs to the person who rents out the homes, which is the person that ultimately pays the LVT for it). This is the piece that doesn't make se...
by Betelgeuse Alliance
Mon May 18, 2020 2:49 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Georgist Discussion Thread - We Need a Land Value Tax Now
Replies: 37
Views: 488

Green October Z wrote:Another weird, obscure ideology.

If you don't mind explaining, in what way is Georgism 'weird and obscure' to you? Is there anything you would like to see cleared up?
by Betelgeuse Alliance
Mon May 18, 2020 1:01 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Georgist Discussion Thread - We Need a Land Value Tax Now
Replies: 37
Views: 488

LVT taxes only the land -- not any improvements made upon it. Property tax includes anything one builds or improves on as well. I've liked the idea of a LVT and Georgism for a while, but I can't say I know much about it. So an LVT would have to be either unrealistically high, or fund a government w...
by Betelgeuse Alliance
Mon May 18, 2020 12:34 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Georgist Discussion Thread - We Need a Land Value Tax Now
Replies: 37
Views: 488

No. This is one of the most frequent misconceptions which lead to people thinking it's socialism (even though it's not). Georgists believe that it is the economic value derived from land that should be shared, not necessarily the land itself. We believe that land should still be left to private han...
by Betelgeuse Alliance
Mon May 18, 2020 11:12 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Georgist Discussion Thread - We Need a Land Value Tax Now
Replies: 37
Views: 488

This is just statism with extra steps Well you see, Georgism can be accepted throughout a wide range of ideologies that are in favor of capitalism. In general, I personally support free-market capitalism with minimal regulations and a very limited government that respects the inherent rights, to li...
by Betelgeuse Alliance
Mon May 18, 2020 10:01 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Georgist Discussion Thread - We Need a Land Value Tax Now
Replies: 37
Views: 488

So Georgists believe that you have a right to certain private property, but land should be publicly owned? No. This is one of the most frequent misconceptions which lead to people thinking it's socialism (even though it's not). Georgists believe that it is the economic value derived from land that ...
by Betelgeuse Alliance
Mon May 18, 2020 9:36 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Georgist Discussion Thread - We Need a Land Value Tax Now
Replies: 37
Views: 488

Georgist Discussion Thread - We Need a Land Value Tax Now

The Georgist/Geoist Discussion Thread https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9b/Henry_George.png 19th century American economist and social philosopher Henry George, known for shaping Georgism and for his popular 1879 book 'Progress and Poverty: An Inquiry into the Cause of Industrial...
by Betelgeuse Alliance
Sun May 17, 2020 6:35 am
 
Forum: Forum 7
Topic: What do you think of when you see the AN's flag? IV
Replies: 1612
Views: 21365

A militaristic nation ruled by anime girls.
by Betelgeuse Alliance
Sat May 02, 2020 10:00 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Lifespan in YN.
Replies: 54
Views: 898

The average base lifespan for both sexes is well above 300 years due to our level of technological advancement in healthcare and food processing/preparation, but can basically be extended infinitely through either advanced biotechnology or (although not as desired as biotech by the majority of peopl...
by Betelgeuse Alliance
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:40 am
 
Forum: Forum 7
Topic: Is the AN's flag cool or not?
Replies: 4551
Views: 66333

Yes, it's fairly original too.
by Betelgeuse Alliance
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:39 am
 
Forum: Got Issues?
Topic: NS Stats - Trends, Correlations, Anti-Correlations, Oh My!
Replies: 174
Views: 8611

One of the more common sights on NationStates nation descriptions is "Crime is totally unknown, thanks to progressive social policies in education and welfare.". So I think the results are clear: law enforcement is effective at stopping crime, but it's by no means the only way. Oh yeah, I...
by Betelgeuse Alliance
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:25 pm
 
Forum: Forum 7
Topic: AN GF/BF (II)
Replies: 189
Views: 4222

Khoronzonite GF: > Quiet and mysterious, is hard to get to know > Seems to be deep in thought most of the time > Doesn't seem to care about you that much, but actually takes the relationship very seriously > Is mostly dressed in black, like a living shadow > Only shows pronounced emotions very rarel...
by Betelgeuse Alliance
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:18 pm
 
Forum: Forum 7
Topic: Rate the AN (1-10) on if you'd live there
Replies: 381
Views: 4973

1/10, over my dead body. Pretty sure nobody wants to live under a horrific AI that colonizes and controls literally everything.
by Betelgeuse Alliance
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:16 am
 
Forum: Forum 7
Topic: Two nations above You, which one has better primary banner
Replies: 321
Views: 6452

They're extremely close, but if I really had to choose I'd go for the North German Realm's.
by Betelgeuse Alliance
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:10 am
 
Forum: Forum 7
Topic: Based on the AN's flag, is it safe or dangerous?
Replies: 465
Views: 6211

Very safe, but with a slightly unpredictable atmosphere in the larger cities in the late hours.
by Betelgeuse Alliance
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:01 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: The (real true) libertarian index.
Replies: 49
Views: 1611

This sounds like a pretty fun thing to do, since I know I don't have to take this too seriously. :) So here I go, I would like to say that I consider myself as someone who supports a combination of Bleeding-Heart Libertarianism (combines libertarianism with some welfare systems) and Geolibertarianis...
by Betelgeuse Alliance
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:24 am
 
Forum: Forum 7
Topic: Guess what life is like in AN based on its primary banner!
Replies: 1092
Views: 18291

They don't live. They're a singular, collective, lifeless hivemind housed in designated state facilities where they're being controlled like a puppet by a giant omnipresent AI which controls every single imaginable aspect of the population's lives through the most extreme of mind-control. Nobody has...
by Betelgeuse Alliance
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:26 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: How did you find Nationstates?
Replies: 159
Views: 3137

Boy, that's a bit of a journey: It all started a couple of years ago, when I first got into political ideologies due to a classmate of mine who often spoke about his own political opinions and about voting (since it was almost election time in my country at that time). This got me interested in figu...
by Betelgeuse Alliance
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:28 pm
 
Forum: Forum 7
Topic: Based on AN's flag, what is their technology level?
Replies: 308
Views: 4100

Modern Tech (MT)
by Betelgeuse Alliance
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:24 pm
 
Forum: Forum 7
Topic: Wish for something stupid, get something stupid
Replies: 375
Views: 6985

I can't give ya that, but I can give you a compact portable pod that spins you around inside of it while ''Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)'' is playing.

I wish for a giant stadium-sized hyper-mutated fully automatic assault cyborg pickle for lunch.
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