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14 minutes ago, AngryOfTuebrook said:

I've not read this yet, but it could be interesting; Jon Trickett's proposals for a Wealth Tax.

 

 

 

These are my proposals for a wealth tax. 

 

 

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On 19/10/2021 at 17:42, Bruce Spanner said:


First you close the library’s, then the pathways to education.

 

 

Yes. It’s insidious.

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I've seen some stuff about taxing the land that assets sit on rather than the assets themselves as a means of capturing more revenues. I guess the idea being that you can't just offshore land onto some dodgy island the way you can various assets and that it would also help curb property speculation. I haven't read up on it in awhile though but a lot of people smarter than me seem to swear by it as a way forward.

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3 hours ago, Strontium Dog™ said:

I've not read the proposals but the principle that we should increase tax on wealth rather than earned income is one I have been arguing for years on here.

No idea how it works over there -- is there not a capital gains tax?

2 minutes ago, Gooch said:

I've seen some stuff about taxing the land that assets sit on rather than the assets themselves as a means of capturing more revenues.

Do landowners in UK not pay property taxes?

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16 minutes ago, TheHowieLama said:

No idea how it works over there -- is there not a capital gains tax?

 

Yes, and the Lib Dems got it increased during the coalition, but it's substantially lower than income tax. And of course there are ways around it.

 

Do landowners in UK not pay property taxes?

 

Yes, but it's a tax on the property. A land value tax, which has been a liberal aspiration for more than a century, would be a tax on the unimproved value of the land. One of the issues in this country is that we have large companies hoarding plots of land thereby artificially limiting it and driving up the cost of land. If you tax the land itself you make holding land a financial liability and it incentivises doing something productive with it.

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21 hours ago, Strontium Dog™ said:

 

Yes, and the Lib Dems got it increased during the coalition, but it's substantially lower than income tax. And of course there are ways around it.

 

 

 

 

Yes, but it's a tax on the property. A land value tax, which has been a liberal aspiration for more than a century, would be a tax on the unimproved value of the land. One of the issues in this country is that we have large companies hoarding plots of land thereby artificially limiting it and driving up the cost of land. If you tax the land itself you make holding land a financial liability and it incentivises doing something productive with it.

You're fucked - you are never going to have enough money.

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On 21/10/2021 at 21:13, Strontium Dog™ said:

 

Yes, and the Lib Dems got it increased during the coalition, but it's substantially lower than income tax. And of course there are ways around it.

 

 

 

 

Yes, but it's a tax on the property. A land value tax, which has been a liberal aspiration for more than a century, would be a tax on the unimproved value of the land. One of the issues in this country is that we have large companies hoarding plots of land thereby artificially limiting it and driving up the cost of land. If you tax the land itself you make holding land a financial liability and it incentivises doing something productive with it.

I think a tax on undeveloped derelict land is a good idea, escalates per year. 

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There a few a few buildings on Islington that blow my mind they are still there considering the amount of shit getting built in town. 

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On 23/10/2021 at 12:38, Bruce Spanner said:

This is an important front in their class war. They want to reassert, for generations to come, a national culture that dictates that good and worthy art* (and acceptable interpretations of art) comes from the elite classes, while the working drones know their place and remain in the gutter without even looking at the stars. Their class will be the creators and the curators. The rest of us will get the daily message that nothing we have to say is worthwhile.

(* Including literature - where it will be posh twats who decide what gets published - drama, TV, cinema, the lot.)

 

There's a reason why art critics and art historians tend to talk more like Brian Sewell than Brian Johnson.

 

Unless your parents are wealthy enough to fund your studies and connected enough to make sure you land on your feet, you will be effectively excluded from anything creative. The country will be spiritually poorer as a result.

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1 hour ago, Anubis said:

Unfortunately, it’s how a lot of people think.

 

 

I don't know Adil Ray's politics, but he's certainly asking the right questions!

 

Oh and Quentin Letts is a turd! Anybody with the name Quentin, with the exception of Roy Evans, as part of their name is a turd!

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