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Zone, Martin

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Works: 6 works in 8 publications in 1 language and 115 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Martin Zone
Small cities and the Community development act of 1974 by Edward J Blakely( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goal setting for community development : the case of Yuba City, California by Edward J Blakely( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sources of inequities in rural America : implications for rural community development and research by Isao Fujimoto( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Issues in the syndication of limited equity housing cooperatives by Margaret Coulter( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sources of Inequities in Rural America Implications for Rural Community Development and Research. Community Development Research Series by Isao Fujimoto( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As part of a series prepared to acquaint small community officials with information on the latest community related research findings at the University of California at Davis, this monograph explicates the way in which tax structure, rural development assumptions, and even rural development policies and subsidies contribute to the inequities found in rural America. Among the major points made are: (1) the tax structure is such that corporations can derive investment subsidies without benefiting the community, for they can locate in an area without hiring local people, circumvent local tax laws, and delay tax payments; (2) property taxes are hardest on the local home owner, because the property tax is regressive and does not cover intangibles; (3) programs for rural expansion, recreation developments, and second home takeover result in loss of agricultural lands, inflated prices, and adverse environmental effects; (4) the capital gains tax encourages reckless land use planning by putting a premium upon assets held for a minimum time; (5) agricultural subsidies perpetuate income inequities, for non-farmers in large income brackets find it profitable to farm at a loss so as to gain a tax shelter, thereby presenting unfair competition to farmers farming for a living; (6) research has been technologically, rather than people, oriented and has contributed to the displacement of human beings. (JC)
Sources of Inequities in Rural America Implications for Research by Isao Fujimoto( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paper identifies the basic factors affecting rural development and the social consequences of rural policies and structural changes in agriculture; it also suggests research areas relating some of these factors to what is happening in America's rural communities. Data sources such as congressional hearings, rural sociologists' critiques, reports by public interest research groups, the National Academy of Science's review of land grant research, and journalists' comments were reviewed. Observations from workers, small and organic farmers, consumer groups, cooperatives, minority group rural enterprises, and scientists who have challenged the production orientation of land grant colleges and participated in a conference on redirecting the research priorities of thes colleges are discussed. Tenured and nontenured faculty in all departments of a college of agriculture were interviewed on the process of selecting research topics, reasons for the research, and implications for tackling the questions posed by representatives of publics currently not being served by land grant colleges. Some research topics suggested were: concentration of ownership and its relationship to poverty; corporate interlocks and their implications in rural development; farm policy and the general public welfare; unfair competition due to the Federal tax structure; vertical integration and its effect on the small farmer, market structure and pricing, and the consumer; and social implications and impact of land grant college research. (NQ)
 
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