“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Monday, June 9, 2014

Council Tax and Proposition 13

It's quite clear that Britain's Council Tax, which replaced the hated (and campaigned against by everyone) Poll Tax, is extremely like Proposition 13 of California fame.

And it's also clear that not even the most highly placed journalists know how to understand or think about it. (Having just listened to a woeful segment of it on Today).

They admitted it was a “regressive” tax--but they seemed to have no knowledge of the meaning of that term. And they certainly didn't realize, in a way that the most regular human in Cali realizes, how it has been ruining the UK for almost fifteen years.

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