In the late 1890s the problem was monopoly, so the Sherman Anti-Trust Act was enacted to counter manufacturing monopolies. Were Sherman alive today he’d say monopolies are still with us, except they don’t manufacture, they create services, but the real danger to society is from oligopoly, not monopoly, as the former sets the terms of their exploitation and obfuscation. You don’t need to go any further than today’s transparent oil industry price-gouging conundrum.
The rent moratorium has now been extended to December 31, 2020. The solution to the problem of tenants having too little income to pay their rent and landlords having no cash flow to pay their mortgages is to declare that affected properties rest upon zero-price land. The solution is explained below.
In this era of heightened awareness of social justice, it is important that we keep focused on those things that directly affect our ability to raise a family and keep them safe while pressuring institutions toward change.
In this opening post of the Henry George School of Social Science blog on Land Value Return & Recycle, we focus on the case of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. So what’s up with Vancouver?
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