Akhil Patel joins to discuss the state of the UK property market. Will it ever crash? What is society doing to evolve with the myriad of pressures we face? Don’t worry, somehow we always figure a way forward. Or do we?
Karl discusses the relationship to earth rights in the context of the recent submission frenzy before Jacob Schwartz-Lucas (earthsharing.org & schalkenbach.org) takes us through his journey with Georgism and the Law of Rent. Poverty, land grabbing, wage rates and infrastructure rorts are discussed.
Jacob produced this related video on the law of rent:
The show in 6 headlines: The High Cost of a Home Is Turning American Millennials Into the New Serfs as the ‘Temporary Absence Rule’ sees Seattle the new Vancouver for Chinese investors. Britain’s land hoarded as Renters More Likely to Be Food Insecure, whilst Blackstone’s $10bn bet set to establish corporatisation of rental market. Go on share, this one!
Show Notes Catherine Cashmore’s presentation to the 125th Annual Henry George Dinner on The Culture of Abundance. She gives a comprehensive insight into Georgism, arming the listener with a pathway through today’s malaise.
Meg Mundell, author of the recent op-ed Homeless law is misguided, dangerous and destined to fail, discusses the recent moves to make life even tougher for those struggling to make ends meet. Karl builds on this lack of systemic analysis with our favourite sport, watching both the Australian and American leadership struggle to deliver believable double-speak.