Thursday, 30 November 2017

IT'S TRUE. BUILDING MORE HOUSES WON'T BRING DOWN PRICES ANYTIME SOON.

So says Oxford Economics, ‘Forecasting UK house prices and home ownership’, November 2016
Here's what they say:

Sunday, 26 November 2017

BRILLIANT ARTICLE IN THE IRISH TIMES!
How Japan i
ntroduced LVT and won!

Want to fix the housing crisis? Tax land. Ireland needs to follow radical example of Japan’s 19th-century ‘Meiji Restoration’

In 1860 Japan was isolated, feudal and weak. It was an obvious next commercial target for avaricious westerners. If India and China could be enfeebled by imperialists, what chance had remote Japan?

But Japan didn’t go the way of China. By 1900 Japan had become the most advanced independent nation in Asia. By 1905 it was trouncing the Russians on the battlefield. How?

Monday, 20 November 2017

STAMP DUTY BLOCKING 45,000 PROPERTY PURCHASES A YEAR
but only if Stamp Duty completely abolished!
Switch it to a mini-LVT and it would work

Sunday, 5 November 2017

ABOLISH DEATH DUTIES and replace (some of?) them with LVT revised
What a wicked idea! Abolish Death Duties, officially called InHeritance Tax—IHT. By definition, dead people have no more use for their wealth. If you are lucky enough to inherit wealth, you got to admit that you’ve done nothing to earn it.