Young Georgists of America is a chapter-based national student organization dedicated to the principles of economic justice. As Georgists, we believe that the Earth and its resources are the common heritage of man and advocate for the recognition of this right.
The seemingly intractable problems which bedevil the modern economic system can be traced to a misunderstanding about the nature of economic land. Until society takes as its basis the common ownership of economic land and rents, our economy will stagger under the burdens of antiproductive rent-seeking, increasing inequality, environmental degradation and speculative booms and busts.
We support the replacement of taxes on labor and capital with taxes on economic land as the basis of government and social activity. This is the basis of a truly free and just economy leading to human flourishing.