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medialAxis"If the machine owners do not pass on most of the cost savings, then their machines need to be taxed to support general society."Yes. AISI, if their proportional gain is greater than the workers then over time, with further gains in productivity, the gap between machine owners and workers will widen...

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SimonVery good point David. In theory, extreme automation should reduce the cost of everything so less money is needed. If the machine owners do not pass on most of the cost savings, then their machines need to be taxed to support general society. Maybe land value taxes need to be considered, and restrai...

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medialAxisHere's a very simple puzzle about increased productivity I've posted elsewhere:The 100 villagers work in the fields earning £40/wk (£1/hr) with which they buy the crops they grow and convey to the market each week. They decide to fix the potholed roads and for 5 of them to maintain them full time....

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SimonStudent debt has not helped young people to feel wealthier. The system certainly helps those who have assets at the expense of those who do not, that has been the case for many years, but more pronounced now. The Help to buy scheme is a subsidy for existing home owners, helping to boost property pri...

October 2016

PJMWell done, Frank. You have made the case succinctly!...

October 2016
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“Property better investment than pensions”, says Bank of England’s chief economist – but what about the housing crisis?

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The chief economist of the Bank of England, Andy Haldane, has recently claimed that property is a better investment for retirement than a pension. As long as the Bank of England continues on its current policy path this will most certainly be the case – with even more inequality and higher house prices to boot.

Michael Wallace EllwoodIt's a pity, because in the past, Andy Haldane has made some fairly progressive-sounding noises. Perhaps he's just describing the situation as he finds it. The only solution I can see to over-inflated house prices is a Steve Keen-style debt-jubilee, plus some sort of direct control over housing sale...

September 2016

paul hollisterAre you aware of ‘De Florijn’ see https://realcurrencies.word...Should we at positive money be supporting this exiting development?...

September 2016
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SimonIt is a good scheme for banks, as much of their lending is for property, and they have an asset in case of default. Many MPs are invested in Buy to Let so have no incentive to change....

August 2016

ConradJonesThis is one of those political policies that never get's properly understood by any political party, and the key reason for that is .... I just don't know why. Ignorance of MPs? Help-To-Buy is inflating house prices, making it harder for everyone to afford a home. Shelter have researched the effec...

August 2016
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