The Control of Land Rent in the Fortified Farming Town
AbstractWe consider costly administration at the center of a farming community surrounding a fortified village. Land rent taxation is high cost mode of financing central administration in a tax incidence sense. Participatory administration by the governed is a lower cost alternative. We speculate why the low cost option has been out-competed by its higher cost alternative throughout history. We also take up constraints on predation on farmers by a landlord at the center.
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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2006
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administrative structure; public goods; welfare cost;
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