Column: Why the left should support property taxes

Nobody likes paying tax, but I think most people understand that it’s necessary to pay for public services. I’m in’s opinion section on why property tax makes sense – and why people on the left should support it. You can read the full piece here:

Speech: why local property tax cut benefits the rich – and virtually no one else

Dublin City Council can vary the local property tax rate every year, by 15% up or down. Every year they’ve had this power, they have voted to lower it by the maximum amount. I think that’s a bad idea, as it cuts funds for public services and gives thousands to well-off people and very little …