A Random Walk wrote:
Open Window wrote:
RE: what is "mess", well all of the bad stuff that has happened because of market instabilities and the ensuing economic fall out. All the bad planning, the political corruption, the chronic commutes, the children who barley see their parents, the no solution in sight or anything ever being done. You know about all that stuff...
Bad planning? Market not being left do its job, humans intervening
Political Corruption? Market not being left do its job, humans intervening
Chronic Commutes? Market not being left do its job, humans intervening
It seems to me that it's only when politicians interfere with the market we have these problems. And your solution is more market interference? Will we have a situation where a politician or a faceless bureaucrat tells you where to live? And what your accommodation will be? And how much you will pay for it? And who you can live with? Sounds positively Orwellian.
My proposal is:
No Land/Housing market.
Solves: Results of Problematic Market interventions.
For the rest of your questions I'll admit there are not easy on/off switchc answers. It is a new reality and some of those queestion thus become invalid simply becasue of that, for example there bveing no ownership of land or houses thus it no longer invovle din a market scenario. (people can still buy hair dryers, ipods, toothpaste and so on, we are only ending one market that is, the land & landed property)
So lets simulate rather than asking questions.
Its much more rewarding and instructive and gosh non one gets hurt and we can even simulate many many times over till we find a solution we most like.
So suddenly we all wake up tomorrow, no one has to pay for accmodaiton anymore be it a mortgage or rent but all still retain the right to live in shelter and for this imulation lets just say its the one they woke up in, in the natural family units as required or in whatever other arrangements are required or where standing at the time.
The Spare capacity form people who have more homes than they need will be alloted to those with no shelter.
So no problems there as far as I can see?
So whats next.
Carry on as if nothing else changed. Yea? Ok....
So whats next then, anyone any ideas (I have some but I'd like to hear others, I don't want to soap box this one)
Come on simulate!!