Posts Tagged by affordable housing
|January 23, 2014||Posted by Staff under Editorials|
As the number of working poor grows, can sensible debate meet everyone’s need for distributive justice, for a fair share of surplus?
|January 16, 2014||Posted by Mike OMara under Rent recovery or avoidance, The Progress Report|
A house for every family — good idea — as is a share of the worth of Earth, unless a share entices people to exploit the Earth.
|January 6, 2014||Posted by Staff under High Cost of Land|
Over-paying for housing happens to people everywhere, to people with less voice than have landlords and lenders, so little gets done … so far.
|December 26, 2013||Posted by Staff under Activism, Economic Principles, High Cost of Land|
The San Francisco area, the richest area in America, also lets homeless freeze, cheers counter-productive protest, and crams techies into tiny spaces … until it finally geonomizes.
|November 11, 2013||Posted by Staff under Economic Principles, High Cost of Land|
People got to live somewhere. If they’re not buying, they’re renting, so they’re always pushing up prices somewhere — until the cycle stops. How to stop the cycle? Recognize that housing costs are mainly the cost for the location, and that land value needs to become our common wealth.
|November 9, 2013||Posted by Staff under High Cost of Land|
Yet how quickly will the Motor City will rebound, so housing will turn a profit? Downtown Detroit 35 years ago was as destitute as it is now, and it shows few signs of getting better. To get better, Detroit, like anywhere, would need to quit taxing buildings and instead recover land’s rental value to spur owners to develop. But should one’s home be another’s property?
|November 7, 2013||Posted by Staff under Financial|
As home-plus-land prices climb and inventory grows smaller, the nation’s largest mortgage lenders, without even spending a cent are snapping up properties, a strategy which society as a whole might consider adopting to end speculation and prosper.
|November 2, 2013||Posted by Staff under High Cost of Land|
Flying a long way for hours beats enriching landlords — but how could it be sustainable for long? Why not collect and share London rents instead?