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Mark Wadsworth · 1d ago

Housing Supply (non)Crisis. LVT will sort it out.

Because freeholders do not pay compensation, as tax, for their right to exclude others from valuable locations, they are in receipt of an implicit State subsidy worth around £200bn per year....
Mark Wadsworth · 1d ago

NIMBY's of the week...

Other than to say this was a screenshot taken from this video, I've really nothing to add to this one...
Mark Wadsworth · 1d ago

"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Figures"

From Wiki and Wiki:Mathematician Katherine Goble works as a "computer" in the segregated West Area Computers division of the Qing Dynasty during the 43rd year (1961) of the reign of the Qian...
Mark Wadsworth · 3d ago

Economic Myths: "We all hate wasting food"

Quite clearly we don't, or we wouldn't do it, but people keep bringing up the topic, so here goes...For example, they have posters up at my local Tesco saying Love Food Hate Waste. They had ...
Mark Wadsworth · 3d ago

None so blind as those who think we can't see the wood for the trees etc.

The director of a London landlord writes in City AM:Ultimately, business rates are a property tax rather than a corporate one, and for some companies this means that there is a relatively st...
Mark Wadsworth · 4d ago

Mr Carney to start with Airfix Spitfire and work his way up to Modelling the Economy (if James May helps him)

Shock News from the Bank of England.They admit that 'We are unlikely to spot next financial crisis'.Dear Mr Carney,Can I make three small suggestions that may help you with regards to your i...
Mark Wadsworth · 5d ago

Air Passenger Duty bleating LOLZ

More rent seeking in the City AM:In one part of Whitehall, the Department for Transport, ministers and civil servants recognise the importance of developing policies over the next decade to ...
Mark Wadsworth · 1w ago

Scrubs up nicely

I spent two hours today cleaning the alloys and washing/polishing it to get the winter muck off. Two hours well spent:
Mark Wadsworth · 1w ago

"Not just the Daily Mail…"

… says Mark C, who spotted this corker in The Evening Standard:A murder investigation has been launched after a young man was killed during a mass fight on a suburban street in north London....
Mark Wadsworth · 1W ago

Fun Online Polls: Means-testing & in-car entertainment

The results to last week's Fun Online Poll were as follows:Which taxpayer-funded services or subsidies should be means tested? State school places - 2%NHS - 5%Police and fire brigade - 2%Chi...