The recent announcement that Jeff Bezos is donating the bulk of his vast fortune to charity should be recognizable to everyone at this point: it’s a tried-and-true scheme to rehabilitate his public image while avoiding paying taxes.
Jamie Medwell is a media officer and journalist writing about humanitarian issues.
With 445,000 UK tenants in arrears, it’s clear the landlord class is out of control. Rent controls can rein in its exploitation.
A century ago, socialists demanded that housing serve public need rather than private profit. That aspiration is still relevant today, but it can only be realized under one condition: abolishing landlords.