Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Anneliese Dodds MEP - Power to the People?

Interesting to see that Anneliese Dodds MEP (SE Labour) Tweeted yesterday: 
 I also pointed out UK government's failure to shift tax from labour to unproductive assets by shirking from introducing a mansion tax

That was made to the ECOFIN President - presumably Pier Carlo Padoan on this LINK .

She is an ally in the campaign for shifting tax from the backs of those who do productive work and skimming it off rising land values. That is, replace income tax with land value tax ('mansion tax' is good start). To introduce the real thing, start charging land value tax and allow the deduction of income tax from the charge. 

Last October she appeared with Professor Richard Werner on Peter Henley's BBCTV show about Local Banks - see this off screen recording (the BBC iPlayer link has gone). She spoke of the Labour party's idea of big regional banks - let's hope that since then Labour is moving nearer to power for the people and to their local economies through the local bank idea for UK banking. Watch this 1 minute animation about why local banks are important (interest declaration: I am director of Local First CIC).

Posted by Charles Bazlinton. Author The Free Lunch - Fairness with Freedom 

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