Lambert’s Law of Rent

“All rents tend toward fraud”

Lambert has proposed this as “Lambert’s Law,” but since there appears to already be a “Lambert’s Law” in the field of physics, we could name this one “Lambert’s Law of Rent.”  Based on, tho not directly derived from, the Law of Rent.

Lambert goes on to assert that “a parasitic class of rent-seekers has paralyzed and hollowed out the economy,” which sounds correct to me.  Lambert’s post (which actually is not about economic rent) is here.

The logical conclusion, of course, is that public policy should seek to collect for the benefit of the community those rents that cannot be eliminated.

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