Thomas Picketty's Capitalism in the 21st century has recently drawn the attention of economists to the situation of growing inequality. There has been considerable debate on the issue and careful inspection of the data show a number of anomalies, Recently Joseph Stiglitz has published a
Welsh Labour AM Mark Drakeford has given his backing to a “land value tax”.
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The short debate in the Welsh Assembly is well worth listening do. Mark puts across his argument very clearly and distinctly. The response from other members is also very positive
Here is a helpful quote which gets to the heart of Henry George's message form a new book entitled
Sacred Economics Money Gift and Society in the Age of transition by Charles Eisenstein. You can see more details and download chapters of the book here
The New Economics Foundation have recently published a study on why the rich are getting richer. The report focuses on the last two years and looks at both social and economic causes. For those who have studies the writings of Henry George there may be
No one doubts there is a housing shortage in the UK but opinions differ on how to solve it. A culprit that is easy to blame is the planning system and the Government's approach has been to attempt to relax planning rules. This has met
Land Value Taxation received a good airing in the FT this week. It started with an article by Tory MP Nicholas Boles who wrote a piece entitled: It sounds bonkers but we should embrace a land tax. Boles suggests that taxing land value is usually
The Mirrlees Review the Institute of Fiscal Studies' comprehensive review of the tax system chaired by Nobel Laureate has finally been published. It covers all aspects of the UK's tax system and shows up how chaotic, irrational and unfair the present system is. The suggestions
Focusing on the 10,000 acre Criche Estate in Dorset which has recently come on to the market this article by Rim Adam's in last week's Observer draws attention to the change in the buyers of high value UK landed estates in the last 30 years.