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Oxford City Council has a planning policy that its two universities must ensure that fewer than a certain number (3,000 I think in both cases) of their students should be living in “family housing” in the city. The upshot of this for someone like Oxford…
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I love Oxford. I have lived in bigger cities and I have lived in smaller cities and a few less urban places too, but, like baby bear’s porridge, Oxford is, shall we say, “just right”. I’ve been in or around Oxford for 26 years now, just over half my life.…
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Plkanning consent is not the only source of unjust land value uplift.

According to a “Guardian exclusive” the Labour party has plans to get land for housing on the cheap by making landowners sell it at a price before planning consent is given, eliminating most of the so-called “hope value” and enabling new council housing…
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…as he was described by George Bernard Shaw, apparently. I missed his birthday the other day: Born #onthisday in 1850, our founder, Sir Ebenezer Howard, a true pioneer whose ideas on housing and social reform sparked a global movement which is still…
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Okay, so I make no bones about my disdain for the festival of rent-seeking and lobbying that is the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos. The top of the worlds hierarchies, governments, their corporate whores and bastard children the…
Truth to power
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…or why we would still need Land Value Tax even if everyone had a home. One of the most common responses to the suggestion that Land Value Tax would be an equitable way of solving housing shortages is that “we don’t need more tax, just looser planning…
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The Case For a New People's Budget (Lib Dems ALTER). 2009

A book published by Lib Dems ALTER (link is external) (Action for Land Taxation and Economic Reform) about Land Value Tax in 1909 and today in whicih I contribute a chapter on LVT and Housing. Attached is an M4B file I made of the recording I produced of…
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…or “Don’t Go To Bed Angry”. The first in I hope an infrequent series of getting something off my chest before going to bed. Tonight: how not to make friends in a new political party. I was a witness and participant this evening in a Facebook thread in a…
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