Keep All You Make
Outlaw only violence and fraud
Those who hold land (monopolize a site) have its value increased by local public services.
Tax only landholding and resource pollution / depletion / congestion
This encourages efficient land use (infill, mass transit, mixed use, more open space) and creates pressure to defund public services that the community does not actually value.
Legalize anything peaceful and honest
Public services that can’t be supported by user fees should be financed only by recovering the extra value they create in the free market for land.
Free the land in the Land of the Free!
The Free Earth Manifesto is a statement of principles about how individual rights relate to ecology, geography, and community.
All persons have an equal right of access to the natural commons of the Earth, which is air, water, land, minerals, wildlife, spectrum — everything that is not created by persons. The best way to protect Earth’s scarce resources is with the the free market. For the market to be truly free, people must not only enjoy the full benefits of their actions, but also pay the full costs. With green pricing, each person pays the full costs he imposes when he depletes, pollutes, congests, or monopolizes the commons. Green pricing creates permanent and automatic incentives for conserving the Earth’s shared resources.
We are about freedom of the Earth.
Reduce, reuse, recycle, and free the Earth.