The 111 Rule: 1 m² 1 EUR 1 year
Is it possible to pay EUR 1 land use tax per square meter per year for this application? This is modified with partial use and partial nature.
500 EUR per year for 500 m² of land for your own house? Affordable!
5,000 EUR per year for a 5,000 m² industrial hall where several million euros in turnover are generated annually? No problem!
18 billion per year for 18,000 km² of traffic areas in Germany? Surely there is a way to distribute this fairly among 46 million cars and all the buses, trucks and motorcycles.
EUR 166 billion for 166 000 km² of agricultural land? Far from being able to pay only 10 cents per m², large-scale agriculture is far from being able to pay. Here, the introduction of a land use evaluation becomes necessary. How similar is the area to nature? There is an alpine pasture and cows graze there. The plant growth is very similar to nature. Could be evaluated with 1% to 5% degree of utilization.
If the yield is 1 litre of milk per square metre, this would be 1 to 5 cents per litre.
But what if the cow doesn't eat there itself, but a tractor mows everything down? Could be rated at 2% to 20% utilization rate.
A maize field, on the other hand, is a hostile environment full of chemicals. 100% usage because 0% nature.
8.5 tons of corn from one hectare. The sale brings 1.250 EUR. The tractor burns 100 l discounted agricultural diesel. All the chemicals that are sprayed, proportionate costs for purchase and maintenance of the tractor.
On the other hand, there is a land use tax of EUR 10,000.
How does this area contribute to biodiversity? A quick judgement can be made about the moon's surface: 0, but what about desert areas? 0 or 1%?
This is not intended to solve all the political discussions of tomorrow, but to set the new topics. Instead of endlessly discussing tax progression curves, one topic would then be, what conditions must a mountain pasture fulfil in order to be classified at 1% in the utilisation evaluation? Transitional periods until a maize field is classified at 100%?