Re: [LandCafe] Re: Why is no one here talking about Greece?
Well said. Thanks for stating it clearly. Megapixels always make the picture clearer.
On 7/1/2011 11:35 PM, roy_langston1 wrote:
Wyn Achenbaum wrote:
> Some of those demolitions have little to do with
> the house itself and more to do with changes in the
> quality of the location. It may have transitioned
> from middle-class to upper middle class, or
> residential to commercial.
Of course. But there's a difference between
depreciation (loss of value) and deterioration (loss
of functionality). If a change in conditions means
a brand new house does not add anything to the
property value, its value has declined to equal its
salvage (possibly relocation) value. Just because
a house may be nice and perfectly good to live in
doesn't mean it has any value. If the property would
sell for the same price without or without the house,
the house has no value. It's just that simple.
-- Roy Langston
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> 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