Why is the rent so high?
Why does rent seem to go up faster than people’s salaries? With real world examples and the help of David Ricardo, we explore this question.
The Taxing Question of Land
Complex tax systems allow for avoidance, evasion and expensive administration costs to both the public and private purse. At the recent G8 summit, the UK placed tax compliance as one of the most important issues facing the world today.
Our fiscal system is in need of serious and sincere reform and revision. The UK borrows a third of its annual budget and the revenue raised for the remaining two thirds is secured from taxes on our economy, all while expecting growth in this area.
Land Value Taxation (LVT) offers a best of both worlds approach, generating government revenue without taxing economic growth. In the backdrop of international financial crisis, many feel that LVT is an idea whose time has come.
Real Estate for Ransom
Who is property speculation really good for? With global economies stressing as property values plunge and banks write down their books, this film gives an alternative to the push for austerity.
Democratic freedom means little without the economic freedom to do what we want.
We can use the power of market forces to hold monopolists and banksters to account. Classical economists knew that those who owned the earth held an un-natural advantage over your local baker or mechanic.
Featuring Prof Michael Hudson, Alanna Hartzok, Bryan Kavanagh, Frank de Jong and David Collyer.