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432 families own half the land area of Scotland

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Imagine a feudal country where 432 families own half the land. Welcome to Scotland. This article in the Independent is about the resistance of the lairds to the proposal to break up the big estates and distribute land to small owner-occupying farmers. It is a proposal which would do nothing to address the real problem which is the private appropriation of the rent of land. Nor does it address the issue of urban land, which is orders of magnitude more valuable. In fact, it makes a solution to the problem more difficult as more people have an interest in things staying essentially as they are.
 

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