October Meetup – Alternative Market Structures: Land Value Tax and Georgism

The next monthly discussion meetup is Saturday, October 1 @ 2 PM.

For this meetup, we going to discuss alternative ideas for one particular market, land, with a focus on land value tax and Georgism. As Vitalik Buterin puts in a post linked below, “… there are many different ways that markets and property rights can be constructed, some of which are unexplored and potentially far better than what we have today.” We’ll have a speaker, Will, first, and then we’ll dive in to discuss the topic.

The key details and suggested readings/podcasts are below. Please feel free to come to the meetup even if you don’t do any (or only some) of the suggested reading. These are just starting points to get the discussion going and are by no means required.

Also, please feel free to come even if you’re worried it will be awkward, you won’t fit in, or you aren’t the “typical person who comes to a Rationality meetup.” We are welcoming (albeit occasionally argumentative)!


  • Date: Saturday, 10/1 @ 2pm-4pm
  • Location: South Loop Strength & Conditioning – upstairs in the mezzanine
    645 S Clark
    Chicago IL 60605

Note: Todd owns this gym so that’s why there’s a Rationality meetup at a gym 🙂
If you have trouble finding us, text/call Shane at 608-436-1809.



Narratives podcast interview with Lars Doucet:

Lars Doucet’s writing on land value tax and Georgism from Astral Codex Ten collected on one site:

Podcast versions of the original ACX posts:

Vitalik on market design, land value tax, and Harberger taxes (discussing Weyl and Posner’s Radical Markets):

Academic paper from Weyl and Posner — “Property is Only Another Name for Monopoly”:

EconTalk podcast on “neighborhood defenders” (NIMBYs)