Re: Legitimate LVT criticism
- View Source--- In LandCafe@yahoogroups.com, David Reed <dbcreed@...> wrote:
>Heh... I'm sure I'm not the only one who sees the irony in that statement.
> Matt Bieker raises the issue of legitimate criticisms and Roy Langston leaps in and bangs on about his patent alphabetical hobby horses.
>Lets be straight about this: giving a couple the individual exemption means they would not pay any land tax on the average house; given two kids they would not pay any land tax on houses twice the average value. Sellers could put house prices up because ordinary families are released from paying any existing property tax and in effect receive a subsidy depending on the size of their family ( and don't forget Langston has adduced some dodgy border-line fascist [not my words] rhetoric drawn for evolutionary psychology [garbage]to support this ).Result high residential land values.It is time RL shut up.Long overdue,in fact.<Precious. So for the 14th time, will it be the bank of Reed that gives out mortgages secured against rising, taxable rental values?
- View Source--- In LandCafe@yahoogroups.com, "roy_langston" <roy_langston@...> wrote:
>Right. Both almost surely true.
> --- In LandCafe@yahoogroups.com, "walto" <calhorn@> wrote:
> > --- In LandCafe@yahoogroups.com, "roy_langston" <roy_langston@> wrote:
> > >
> > > So you are saying that the existence of the Flat Earth Society DOES make the spheroidal shape of the earth disputable?
> > My degree of confidence is roughly the same as that in my above judgment regarding your personality. Put it this way: is it possible I'm wrong about either the shape of the earth or your arrogance? Sure, I could be wrong about pretty much every proposition that seems obvious to me--that is the nature of human fallibility. But it's really, really doubtful in both cases.
> So you claim the earth's spheroidal shape is not only disputable, but about as disputable as your opinion of my personality?
> "A sick man dreams nothing so dreadful that some philosopher isn't saying it." -- Marcus Terentius VarroAnd the truths find there way in there too!
> -- Roy Langston