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Alastair Parvin
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Russell Roberts Aug 7
This brilliant image from and adapted by in his Principia Politica paper () captures my view of inequality issues in less than 1K words:
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Alastair Parvin Aug 7
Replying to @paul_bower
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Alastair Parvin Aug 7
No one should lament the end of negotiated S106 agreements. S106 was always a corrupting mechanism that leaves society begging for crumbs under its own table. But what replaces it must create more, better quality homes of genuinely affordable tenure, not fewer, worse ones. Go.
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Alastair Parvin Aug 7
Replying to @AlastairParvin
In truth, most of what’s unaffordable about housing is the land. So to create more social rented homes, the first move is stopping sites becoming unaffordable in the first place. That’s what the reform needs to get right (or rather, not get wrong).
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Alastair Parvin Aug 7
One thing that’s clear from watching many of the takes is how confused many on both sides are. For example S106 has confused insiders into thinking that “affordable homes cost money”...
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Mark Grainger | Blossom Tree Copy Agency Aug 5
Blimey, he's setting off early this year.
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Cathy Reisenwitz 🏗🌐🥑 Aug 3
"It’s insane that monetary economists have models that make the assumption that a homeless guy in West Virginia can borrow and invest on the same terms as J.P. Morgan or Google." -
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Alastair Parvin Aug 3
Replying to @jonjalex @davidjubb
True. And perhaps if using supermajority and no parties/whipping it becomes much harder for interests to ‘get to’ / recruit that many people without at least one of them blowing the whistle..
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Alastair Parvin Aug 3
Replying to @jonjalex
We’d have to put in some pretty tight anti-corruption checks...
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Alastair Parvin Aug 3
Replying to @jonjalex
I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately too. What do you reckon : sortition where you do a 1 year term? Or should it be 5? Then restore the power of veto - if, say, it is supported by supermajority?
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Alastair Parvin Aug 2
Replying to @cjenscook
Or to put it more simply: we need to redesign the planning system, not deregulate it.
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Alastair Parvin Aug 2
Replying to @cjenscook
Needless to say, just deregulating planning requirements❌ ➡️ more or better homes. It just creates a one-time gift for land speculators, who will deliver the same number of (worse quality) homes.
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Alastair Parvin Aug 2
Replying to @cjenscook
That’s a very good way of putting it. -Digitising the slow, opaque paper-based planning system is badly needed. - Moving to a more up-front rules/pattern based approach is also right. - But needs to also be radically democratic + recapture public-created land value uplift.
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WikiHouseNL Jul 30
Future owners are building their WikiHouses together and making some progress :-) fase 1
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Matt Stoller Aug 1
Structuring platforms is not censorship and saying it is such is a dangerous road to go down.
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Josh Artus Aug 1
'The American housing market incentivizes people to act like bigots, particularly when placed in the broader context of education, healthcare, and retirement planning' Get it
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createstreets Jul 30
Why we should build beautiful hospitals ....
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Alastair Parvin Jul 31
Replying to @createstreets
Imagining the dual-use version: cassocks with black belts.
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Alastair Parvin Jul 31
This is a smart idea. To make it sustainable the ‘asset strategy’ bit wd have to explicitly decide what to do with rents. eg A massive BoE buyout as suggested by or a temporary eg 90%+ tax on all income from property which pays for support wherever needed.
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Jonathan Lapalme Jul 30
"The land system is not sexy, it’s not emotive. It’s complicated. But once you see it you cannot unsee it. It sits at the root of so many of the issues that are flooding across our timelines every day." -
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