... The number Bryan gave was for a suburb, so presumably the homes are almost all SFD. The US median is for all homes, many of which are condos -- maybe evenMessage 1 of 102 , Jun 28, 2011View Source--- In LandCafe@yahoogroups.com, John David Kromkowski <jdkromkowski@...> wrote:
> 800,000 for the median home? I'm presumingThe number Bryan gave was for a suburb, so presumably
> Australian Dollars, which if the calculator I'v found
> is correct would be 835K in US dollars. The median US
> home is 158K
the homes are almost all SFD. The US median is for all
homes, many of which are condos -- maybe even including
mobile homes on rented pads, I don't know.
> So the first thing I'd like to know is how the heckYou mean BUY one...?
> can any Aussie own a home?
> Having a median home price more than 3 times medianInternationally, there are many places where median home
> household income can't possible be sustainable.
prices are 10 times or 20 times median income, and have
been for a long time.
-- Roy Langston
... I don t recall him saying that, and it certainly isn t true. Many people will lose, especially in the transition period. That is why we must design theMessage 102 of 102 , Jul 18, 2011View Source--- In LandCafe@yahoogroups.com, "John" <burns-john@...>
> Henry George was adamant that full Land Value Tax,I don't recall him saying that, and it certainly isn't
> the Single Tax, would mean all would gain, no losers.
true. Many people will lose, especially in the
transition period. That is why we must design the
transition to be as painless as possible for the great
majority of landowners: those who own only the land
under their dwellings. And that is why restoring the
equal individual right to liberty through a universal
individual exemption (or, second best, a CD) is crucial
to our success. This is something Henry George either
did not understand or did not give enough weight to, or
the exemption would have been a central feature of his
Single Tax advocacy.
> All boats rise on the same rising tide.Er, those who can't be bothered swimming or walking are
drowned by a rising tide.
> * Will the corporations still be loyal to the US?Is a tapeworm loyal to its host?
> * Will they do everything to get the LVTYes. And that will include assassination. Let's not
> implementing government out?
kid ourselves on that score. This is serious business,
and the vital interests of some very powerful and
deeply evil people are at stake.
-- Roy Langston