Much as I agree with Ross Hemingway that "land is so important to rural communities" (Let's take a stand with those fighting for land justice, M Star January 6) I would also point out that access to land is important for every one of us everywhere.
We cannot exist without land, which in its economic sense includes the whole physical universe.
Unless we have paid off our mortgages a high proportion of our incomes goes to renting or buying our homes, whose value mostly resides in the land and location.
It is the concentrated ownership of land - 1 per cent of the population owns 70 per cent of it - which keeps land prices so high and which lies at the heart of inequality of wealth.
The collection of land rent for public benefit is the only remedy.
Carol WilcoxLabour Land Campaign
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