Welcome to GLOBAL DISPATCHES – A weekly posting of updates about land value capture around the world.

Eat the Poor, Boise Edition

In a nation with so many problems, being informed about issues from on high can be jarring. What’s not so harsh is finding practical solutions performed by people living with the pain. But, unfortunately, we have to descend to the ground for that.

South Africa: Land of Hope and Many Sins

The Republic of South Africa (RSA) is a study in contrasts. It’s a history of colonialism, post-colonialism, then national liberation for all…a fast-paced evolution from around 1910 (when the Brits pulled out) until today. The rapid changes in politics and the very structure of society are watched with trepidation by South Africa’s neighbors and its citizens.

Erie, Pennsylvania: Missteps and Next Steps

This saga is slowly unfolding in Erie, Pennsylvania. By slow, we mean since 1960. Continue reading to see how this story unfolds.


Global Dispatches is a digest with brief analyses of land value in government policy worldwide. Land Value (Re)Capture in all its forms will be investigated.

Joshua Vincent is the Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Economics, an NGO that has been successfully examining and implementing land value tax reforms.


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