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Want to tackle inequality? Then first change our land ownership laws | George Monbiot

04.06.2019
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From housing costs to wildlife collapse, we pay the price while the rich boost their profits. But from today we can fight backWhat is the most neglected issue in British politics? I would say land. Literally and metaphorically, land underlies our lives, but its ownership and control have been captured by a tiny number of people. The results include soaring inequality and exclusion; the massive cost of renting or buying a decent home; the collapse of wildlife and ecosystems; repeated financial crises; and the loss of public space. Yet for 70 years this crucial issue has scarcely featured in political discussions.Today, I hope, this changes, with the publication of the report to the Labour party - Land for the Many - that I've written with six experts in the field. Our aim is to put this neglected issue where it belongs: at the heart of political debate and discussion. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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