Wednesday, May 13, 2015

So what can be done to prevent the unearned benefits of landownership being concentrated further?

Torygraph: Owning a home is falling out of fashion around the world

"The lesson is we should try to intervene as little as possible in the housing market, and let consumers decide the right balance between owning and renting"
Surely intervening less in the housing market means:
*No more free public services: policing, fire brigade all charged for at their value, i.e. land rent
*No planning laws - you can do what you like with your property but can't obstruct others
More likely all talk and no action, just deflect the issue

Posted by mombers @ 04:03 PM (2152 views)
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1. clockslinger said...

No, it isn't. If owning a home WAS going out of fashion.
The Torygraph would't bother trying to influence voters using such subtle, non-partisan, pre-election headlines as "Labours Mortgage Bombshell: How repayments could rise by 5000 per year" if it was. They know what to stroke and tweak to get the average Brit excited.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 06:52PM Report Comment
 

2. reticent said...

The headline is enough to show what balls this is.

Is it Marthew Lynn again?

Let me guess: less people are buying because they prefer to rent. Landlords are their saviours. Nothing to do with high prices. The govt. should regulate less even though I'm too deluded to notice what little govt. regulation there is is skewed towards benefiting landlords.

The elections over. Why is this paper still rubbish? Is it because Oborne left?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 10:13PM Report Comment
 

3. pete green said...

Imagine air was privatised and monoplised like the land for housing. House prices would crash & air prices would rocket. And the Sophists at the Torygraph would be telling us breathing is going out of fashion.....

Thursday, May 14, 2015 02:09PM Report Comment
 

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