Monday, June 27, 2011
Daily Express on tip top comedy form
"REASONS to be cheerful: the sunâ€™s shining, Andy Murrayâ€™s still in with a shout at Wimbledon and the housing market is springing back to life. An 11 per cent increase in sales reflects the enormous benefits to the economy of our record low interest rates, a point that should not be lost on the Bank of England. A property-owning middle class has been one of the foundations on which our economic success over the past 30 years has been built." But... but... under A Georgist system, EVERYBODY would be a "property owner" AS OF RIGHT (by getting his Citizen's Dividend out of publicly collected land rents). Whether each citizen then chooses to buy or to rent makes little difference. So which system is better - Home-Owner-Ism or Georgism?