I bought a house about six months ago. Kinda feeling like a mope now though because it looks like they want to make it impossible to evict anyone ever again, so I could've rented a mansion until it fell apart for a lifetime cost of just the first months rent plus a security deposit.

(Seriously, I predict renting is about to get a lot more expensive and harder to access for people without steady jobs. Basically lots more people are headed to the projects---or the streets. 🙁)

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Replacing a progressive income tax with a progressive might help *wink

Progressive means it goes up based on the amount of land one owns, regardless of whether it is rented on not.

@dsfgs my US state has progressive real estate taxes, that doesn't solve the problem of nobody wanting to rent to people who aren't required to pay.

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Good, does it start at 15% of the yearly and go up to 50%. That ought to flush homes into people's possession (rather than the ownership of such as BlackStones etc)

An policy might come next but they are more complex. We understand 's are better positioned to deal with empty homes issues.

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