Daily Archives: 15 September 2006

Land Value Tax – Towards a Fairer Society

A guest article by Dr Carole Tongue and Dr Dinos Kyrou, of the Professional Land Reform Group.

“All taxation is theft”. The quote from political activist Lester Neil Smith (also a writer of science fiction), has been used by the right wing and those who oppose distribution of wealth for decades. Ironically, those who support Land Value Tax may think that L.N. Smith was correct – to a certain degree. Continue reading Land Value Tax – Towards a Fairer Society

An Orange Wash

There is one positive thing you have to accept about this “Orange Book 2” – aka Britain after Blair. At least they’re finally taking health and safety seriously.

Look at the cover to the old book. Marshall and Laws have got that poor girl leaning at an uncomfortable angle. She looks like she might topple over any minute. Surely it would have been more sensible to move the ladder across? The mind boggles how she got everything above her painted.

Orange Book

Now, contrast this with Britain after Blair. The man is painting in a much more comfortable position. Although again, how did he paint everything above him – and how come he left this last space until last? While he seems to finally be taking safety precautions more seriously, I would question his efficiency.

Britain after Blair

But the real question is, why do they want to paint their walls this ghastly colour in the first place?