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    uh??? Most of the UK is empty. I gave the...

    uh???



    Most of the UK is empty. I gave the figures. I never made them up.



    It is a subsidized industry that if market forces were applied would mostly fold. The cities of Liverpool and...
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    Kate Barker report. The UK is empty! Far...

    Kate Barker report.



    The UK is empty!
    Far too much land is given over to agriculture, about 78%, which only accounts for about 2.5% of the UK economy. This poor performing over subsidised...
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    Stop lionizing Peel. They bring no manna from...

    Stop lionizing Peel. They bring no manna from heaven.
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    Architects were building down to a price for...

    Architects were building down to a price for sure. Housing mistakes? You can't separate planning and land when looking into it. There is a deep-root problem, but no one here has hit they button of...
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    Peel are primarily land speculators. They do...

    Peel are primarily land speculators. They do little investment. They are not much different to Harry Hyams.
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    Doris, I have owned my own places since I was 22....

    Doris, I have owned my own places since I was 22. In the current unfair system it is the only way to go, and your parents profited. My point was that the renters invariable pay for the landowners...
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    The problem was the planning system - only 7.7%...

    The problem was the planning system - only 7.7% of the land in the UK is settled. This created an artificial land shortage ratcheting up land prices. This put houses out of reach of low income...
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    So they have given your mother indirectly a...

    So they have given your mother indirectly a windfall. That is the case i all rent vs owning land. Your mother's house, the bricks dropping in price, like a car, it was the land that increased in...
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    Land Valuation Taxation will take the land back...

    Land Valuation Taxation will take the land back into public ownership and sell it for you if the situation with your landowning is that bad. The problem is that many people buy land to make money...
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    That is clearly true. The law does gives too...

    That is clearly true. The law does gives too many rights to property owners. Law on maintaining properties rented out to a minimum standard reasonable standard are lacking.

    Using Land...
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    A very silly thread full of tall concrete...

    A very silly thread full of tall concrete admiring pots. Wayne has a point. A big point. He is not against modern architecture, just preserving what we have. Modern developments in Liverpool over...
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    James Lovelock discovered the atmosphere of Mars...

    James Lovelock discovered the atmosphere of Mars for NASA and then looked at the Earth forming the Gaia theory. The earth is all one system that makes it unique. The oceasn, land and and air all...
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    Ged, read my recent posts. Look at Land Valuation...

    Ged, read my recent posts. Look at Land Valuation Taxation and Harrisburg in the USA. Harrisburg was in the same situation as Liverpool and dragged itself up by using intelligence and a system that...
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    Just used Land Valuation Taxation as it is self...

    Just used Land Valuation Taxation as it is self regulating. No snooping Council employees are needed.


    How Harrisburg in the US was transformed through a Land Value Tax

    In the United States,...
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    You really do not get it. No matter what he spent...

    You really do not get it. No matter what he spent his money on in tradesmen, he stopped the lot because he could make even more doing NOTHING at all for about 8 years. He was not making productive...
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    Read properly and the views are nmot socialist....

    Read properly and the views are nmot socialist. Just because someone wants a fairer society with an economic system that works not directing most wealth into a few hands and does not create boom &...
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    Social Housing. You were on about housing. ...

    Social Housing. You were on about housing. These house are vert well made are zipped up ina few days on an insulated concrete pad. This method is ripe for social housing. They are oriented for...
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    Planners should plan the districts - and do. In...

    Planners should plan the districts - and do. In most other countries house are built by the individual who buys a plot and gets in an architect and builder to design and build an individual house. ...
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    Liverpool foolishly does the opposite. ...

    Liverpool foolishly does the opposite. Merseyrail is comprehensive and can be far more comprehensive using the mothballed tunnels and trackbeds. The potential is enormous. The city was laid for for...
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    But in England most of the wealth ends up in the...

    But in England most of the wealth ends up in the hands of the top few percent.



    You are very confused. I am a free-marketeer. I never mentioned socialism, you did. The current system is...
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    Look at Harrisburg in the USA - a victim of the...

    Look at Harrisburg in the USA - a victim of the Rust belt decline. Ugly, vacant properties were cleared up by imposing Land Valuation Tax. You pay only on the value of the land not the bricks on top...
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    In 1840 liverpool had the world's first...

    In 1840 liverpool had the world's first photograph developing and printing service.

    The oldest known photo of Liverpool in existence was in 1851:...
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    I closed as a cinema in 1973 and became a Bingo...

    I closed as a cinema in 1973 and became a Bingo hall.
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    The underground Dingle station is next door -...

    The underground Dingle station is next door - still there. In the 1940-50s, many people who lived on the Dock Road, Warwick Gdns, Brunswick Gds, etc, would use the Overhead railway to visit the...
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    That is a poor defense of inner-city decay -...

    That is a poor defense of inner-city decay - perpetrated by Thatcher and Reagan. Children are only a preserve of the middle class?

    You do not need leafy suburbs to bring up children. You need...
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