I agree. For the vast majority of people there shouldn't be property taxes. If money is a problem for people, one of the ways to put money into the hands of ordinary people is to let them keep it by not taking it in the form of property taxes. Governments love to steal money from you and claim to be doing you a favor by offering you "services" in return. Why not just let you keep it?What a shame. A perfectly good thread thoroughly polluted by crackpot geosocialist religious tenets.
A more legitimate discussion, rather than the jerk off debate about "LV" theory, is how do you fund "services" that governments purportedly offer like schools, police, fire, roads, etc.
Here's how I would do it.
1. Fire department, either volunteer or an extension of insurance or both.
2. Police department. Volunteer definitely. Society would do so much better with volunteer police departments. The minimal amount of money needed to fund courts and jails could come from other sources like excise and use taxes.
3. Roads - gas tax.
4. Schools - sorry, the minute the internet came into being, the need for public education dropped down to zero. The cost for education should be about $100 per student per year, not $10,000 per year like it is in California where unions are screaming bloody murder about cost cuts.