EC5#Week 9

9 Land as Wealth

Sometimes called ‘the mother of all monopolies’, land is as much space to exist, live and work as it is the material contribution of nature. Of the many failures of modern societies, providing homes fit for the human spirit is a most pressing failure. Everyone needs space to grow and prosper, and the challenge for us is how this can be provided, either socially or privately, without exploitation of this essential need. A prosperous and free society needs healthy families who need decent homes and places of work. What steps need to be taken?