Announcing CPTR

The Robert Schalkenbach Foundation and Center for the Study of Economics are pleased to announce the creation of the "Center for Property Tax Reform" (CPTR), a new, joint undertaking between these long-time collaborators.Both RSF and CSE share…

Working Towards a Progressive Property Tax

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Written By: Joshua Vincent CPTR and its parent organizations have demonstrated how a property tax can be made progressive by using the land value tax. Why? Businesses and homeowners in the lower quintiles of value benefit from the tax…

Proposed Property Tax Cap in Montana

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Montana does not provoke heavy angst when it comes to the conversation. If one were to judge from watching the streaming smash hit Yellowstone, open conflicts over land issues (and rights) would probably seem mysterious to urban and suburbanized America. The show’s underlying theme is that of a struggle between indigenous peoples and early white occupiers. However, those antagonists seem to be missing a common, overarching and destructive enemy: the out of town (or international) corporate land grabbers, who use political influence, lawyers and violence to, literally, pave paradise.

Shifts in property and land tax in Charlottesville, VA

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The Center for Property Tax Reform (CPTR) is excited to announce the newest addition to the Tax Shift Explorer: the city of Charlottesville, VA. Population-wise, Charlottesville is one of the smaller cities to be mapped on Tax Shift Explorer…

After Covid and local recessions…Unearthing the Big Apple’s revenue under its feet

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Last January, CPTR piped up with its observations on the surprise bid of Andrew Yang for the mayoralty. Borrowing from his own 2016 presidential campaign, he proposed a basic income (BI) plan for those New Yorkers left behind by pandemics, economic…

Rents Fall, Supply Decreases: The Secret Life of how the Big Dogs Roll

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  Not everyone will agree, but I’ll say it:: synthesizing the market and planned economics to produce economic strength is the quickest path to economic and political empowerment for all people, especially traditionally marginalized…