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African Land – untaxed or undertaxed

There is an interesting piece from Tax Justice on the difficulties of taxing land in Africa. The problem is, it argues, “the concentration of land assets in the hands of political elites and small land-owning classes, much of which has been acquired through corrupt means”. Just like nearly everywhere else, then. It is a pity that influential campaigns such as Jubilee 2000 never mentioned land, because the biblical Jubilee was as much about land as it was about debt. Link to article