Sunday 30 June 2024

A Kleptocracy Tour of London with Oliver Bullough


At 30 June 2024 at 02:36 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Decades ago, Switzerland had placed in law strict limits on what percentage of housing in Switzerland could be owned by foreigners. There's no problem having a law like that, you just pass it and if any bent judge tries to order the Government to repeal it, well, you tell the judge to go live somewhere else. The other thing that can obviously be done is to build council housing again, to the standards of the 1930s/50s with modern insulation standards and lighting standards. We don't need to invent anything new, just say that you will build 200,000 council homes for rent a year for 20 years. You also enact laws which state that you can't sell off any more council homes to tenants than you build new ones, thus guaranteeing the publicly owned rental stock in perpetuity. Finally, you make sure that there have to be sensible ratios of different kinds of properties built: rental for young groups; newly weds + young families; forever family homes; downsizing bungalows for the actively retired; properties conceived to allow dignified end-of-life living with help provided; and multigenerational homes which integrate two or more of the above concepts into one development.

The basics, nothing fancy.


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