Thursday, 9 August 2018

WHEN FULL LVT HAS BEEN ACHIEVED, WILL WE STILL NEED SOCIAL HOUSING?


We don’t have ‘social food’ or ‘social clothing’ thanks goodness! Yet once there were Mao’s hordes of blue-denim clad Chinese. Not any more. We wear the clothes we fancy (very cheap because of the self-same hordes) and have such food choices that obesity is our main problem. I’d like to make the case that Social Housing should go the way of the blue denim uniform. In the post-LVT era, houses will be so cheap, so plentiful and yes, so good that state-organised house-building and renting will seem no more than an ancient curiosity.   

Saturday, 16 June 2018

“HOUSEBUILDERS CASHING IN ON LAND-VALUES? 
How dare they muscle in on our Scam.” SAY BANKSTERS
Leasehold scandal: the banks that won’t lend on homes with damaging ground rents 
Developers hid damaging ground rent clauses in new-build homes, leaving them unsellable 
·        Sam Barker The Telegraph14 JUNE 2018 • 5:20PM
An investigation has laid bare the scandal of doubling ground rents affecting hundreds of thousands of people who own leasehold homes.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

THE CORE IDEA TO FIX THE HOUSING CRISIS:
LAND VALUE TAXATION

Is there a housing crisis? Are houses too expensive, shoddy and too small? Is there a need for many more new houses, better suited to modern lifestyles? Of course there is a crisis especially of affordability. First to be fixed is the affordability crisis. Once that is achieved, then the production of better houses and many more of them becomes possible. But getting prices down is the first priority.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

WHAT OWNING A HOME MEANS NOW,
 AND HOW LVT WILL CHANGE IT
Can we imagine a better world, one where the housing crisis is ‘fixed?
What kind of payoff can home-owners expect from the LVT revolution?

Sunday, 4 March 2018

HOUSES CHEAPER, BETTER, MORE.

ARE WE ANY NEARER YET?

SO FAR: AS FAR AS CITIZENS (VOTERS) SEE IT

Thursday, 22 February 2018


WHY LVT WILL NOT HAPPEN —

 ACCORDING TO THE ECONOMIST

Here's the economic establishment scoffing at LVT. They have a point, but I hope I am showing how these problems can be overcome