Social Georgism

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"Rent is that portion of the produce of the earth which is paid to the landlord for the use of the original and indestructible powers of the soil."

Social Georgism is an economically centre-left to left-wing and culturally variable (though typically left-leaning) ideology combining the Georgist idea of a land value tax, (often as the primary source of public revenue), with the desire for a sustainable and highly developed welfare state.

Social Georgism is in essence a variant of Georgism which broadly covers most of the left wing of said movement, though primarily centre-left, closely linked to Social Democracy. Any Georgists considering themselves left wing could potentially add the "Social" prefix, even though some of the rather specific ones have their own more or less fleshed out definitions, namely Geosyndicalism.

Georgism itself could be considered quite "social", however, the movement has always had a divide between strongly libertarian types and more statist labour activists. Social Georgism would tend to attract the latter kind; generally, though not always, people favouring using the taxes collected through LVT to fund welfare provided by the state rather than a citizen's dividend.

Very early on, Social Georgism got a child with Civic Nationalism in China, called Tridemism, and they in turn almost succeeded in realising their shared ideals before they were thwarted by Maoism.


SocGeo often attempts to compromise between different ideas, trying to reason with both left and right in an attempt to defend and advocate for the idea of a mixed economy while socializing the land values, to strengthen both the society, free enterprise, and the return to labor.

She's also strongly opposed to privatisation of vital public infrastructure and unregulated exploitation of natural resources.

Depending what mood she's is in, she can draw varying degrees of inspiration from her parent Social Democracy and their other relatives on that side of the family.

How to Draw

Flag of Social Georgism
  1. Draw a ball.
  2. Fill it with red.
  3. Draw a green rose in the bottom.
  4. Cut it in half and fill the top/left with gold.
  5. Add the eyes and you're done!
Color Name HEX RGB
Red #E10600 225, 6, 0
Green #00FF00 0, 255, 0
Gold #FFFF00 255, 255, 0




  • Geolibertarianism - Doesn't like my model of the state, but at least we agree about a tax shift, right?
  • Geoanarchism - Wow, really doesn't like my model of the state. But you are still a fellow georgist, and some of you're variants are economically left wing, so I can't entirely hate you.
  • Marxism - If only they had acknowledged that economic rent was the most important thing to socialize...
  •  Neoliberalism - They're not as bad as I like to paint them before elections, but they really should take off those silly sunglasses and have some more equitable economical ideas.
  • Third Way - I really want to like you, but you've often emboldened his rent-seeking behavior, like when Tony Blair privatized utilities and other natural monopolies.


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