BH) "public goods tend to make the property value go up, not down." (BH
PB) Govt -- as value added, as the source of all wealth/ capital gains. Aw, I GIVE UP (PB
The public goods I mentioned were "courts, police, border defense, streets, flood control, fire hydrants". IIRC, you yourself agree that government should finance most of these things, but with a head tax instead of a tax on the land value they create. I don't see why a poor tenant family should pay several times more in taxes than a bachelor land baron whose wealth is subsidized by tax-financed public goods. (And wouldn't an absentee landlord pay no head tax at all?)
I oppose all taxes on heads, wages, payrolls, interest, dividends, capital gains, profits, gifts, inheritance, consumption, manufactures, value added, sales, exchanges, transfers, transactions, imports, exports, inventories, financial assets, capital equipment, structures -- i.e. your body and labor and all you make using them.
The only "taxes" I can support are
- self-assessed non-mandatory land value fees for access to local streets, pipes, courts, cops, and parks
- fines for polluting, congesting, or depleting the natural commons (e.g. air; water in rivers, lakes, oceans, and aquifers; migratory wildlife; broadcast spectrum; waterways, air routes, orbits; etc.)