Big Apple speculators now don’t have to pay for keeping lots vacant — a loophole in the principle of paying for what you take: prime sites.
UK comic Robert Newman makes some sound observations about the problem; as for the solution, he may come around.
You got to love it when good ideas get good coverage as happens Down Under about basic changes for economic justice.
If you don’t own where you live, are you truly at home? Do you know what raises owner occupancy rates in a region?
America is facing tough decisions. But one of them is not feeding our most vulnerable vs. subsidizing our wealthiest insiders.
High rent now causes hunger when it could be good news if society were to recover then share the rental value of land.
Landowners in Nigeria, like landowners everywhere, try to avoid paying the rental value of their locations but it is society that creates it.
If in the current system for finding researchers in academia somebody of the creativity of Peter Higgs could not find a job, how many researchers of his caliber have never found work?
Named after French mathematician Paul Lévy, his model has been used to describe financial markets, earthquakes, and a child’s game of hide-and-seek. Next up: criminal ways?
We celebrate creative people but the thing we celebrate is the after-effect, benefits we can see. To benefit from more good ideas, we’d have to accept unfamiliar ones.
If only providing people with education, journalism, scientific evidence, or reason would help them make good decisions, but our brains want something else.
Growth, like it or not, is often greater while a Democrat is in the White House. Do number crunchers know why? Do they know what actually measures good for everyone?
When the hometown high school football team wins big, so do homeowners, US media claim, pandering to the land speculator in all of us. And it’s not homes but sites that appreciate.
Once the world was Americanized. Now Africa is Chinized. Where few natives farmed, now Chinese agri-business harvests rice for hungry compatriots back home.