As the UK Labour party grapples with ways to reduce the advantage of inherited wealth, so we all start life on an equal footing, Phil Dobbie talks to Prof Steve Keen about the idea of a land tax. Could it replace income tax as the major form of taxation? On the surface, it seems like it could counter a lot of economic problems, such as income diversity, housing affordability and the geographic concentration of capital. Unlike income tax, it’s also impossible to dodge. So what’s the downside?
July 3, 2019