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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Sharing the Earth Media (July 22, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615791085
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615791081
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,939,233 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Nathan C. Johnson on August 11, 2013
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Why do we punish people for creating value by taxing wages. Why do we punish people for cooperation by taxing trade? Why do we tax people more for restoring and beautifying their homes and businesses?

This land is your land. This land is my land. A square foot in Manhattan is worth thousands of acres in a land remote from community. This is because our community creates the value. Here is clearly expounded a plan of collecting the wealth generated by the community to meet the needs of the community. The just principle is pay for what you use, keep what you produce.

The left and right argue about government charity programs, but might we not all agree that "charity is false and futile when offered as a substitute for justice." How foolish to trade our birthright for a bowl of soup. Here is a fresh look at Henry George's plan for sharing the earth, while increasing our prosperity.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Joe Johnston on September 4, 2013
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Our economy will never improve until decision makers, including voters, understand the difference between natural wealth and human-created wealth and that what an individual or organization produces, belongs to them and what no human produces, belongs to everybody. Martin makes this clear in a variety of ways, both from a moral point of view and from a presentation of what has happened when this principles have been put into practice. As a young person, he will hopefully help the rising voters, politicians and other decision makers what can make this world a truly better place for all.

His emphasis that the change is first of all a change of heart in individuals and then a political/economic change is excellent.

Other books that convey the message well are those by Fred Harrison and Walter Rybeck, from whom Adams has taken many ideas, with acknowegement.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Deirdre on August 17, 2013
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Martin has written a very clear and easy to read summary of the reasons we need as a society to recapture the land value of privately owned land. He avoids in-house jargon and yet is clearly very well versed in the history of thought to reform the tax system towards justice and productivity. Thanks for all the lovely links to short videos online. It is great to see authors using modern media like e-books with url links. A bit missing on how it all connects with the banking system and the way that private banks gain from creating the money of a country, but nonetheless there is plenty to chew on. Thanks Martin!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Judah Freed on October 10, 2013
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I was referred to Martin Adams by "Way of the Peaceful Warrior" author Dan Millman, who said Martin's book is akin to my own book "The Dawn of Global Sense." Martin and I then had a Skype conversation, and we exchanged copies of our books.

Now that I have had a chance to read Sharing the Earth, I want to recommend this book as highly as possible. I've studied economic theories for years, and Martin totally opened my eyes to a fresh way of thinking about land and private property.

Martin Adams' writing harkens back to classical ideas about land and prosperity from pivotal authors like Jean Jacques Rousseau and Thomas Paine. Like them, he proposes a revolutionary or evolutionary new approach to property and taxation. His theory on how to change the valuation of land, in my opinion, profoundly contributes to the awakened values we need in our new global age.

Sharing the Earth is a modern breakthrough that deserves to be on the reading list of anyone who cares about the ways that together we can create a sustainable future on our planet.

Judah Freed, Author
The Dawn of Global Sense: Awakening to the Rising Global Consciousness Now Changing Our Lives
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Before I found Sharing the Earth, I had never heard of the concept of land not being capital.

Learning that, and linking out to other, more rational discussions of replacing all taxes we a division of land rent income was a wonderful find, intellectually stimulate and well worth the small price of an eBook.

Skip the heavy handed preaching. The description of the solution is all one needs
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