Sorry but author knows very little about economics. First rent is a tax by the idle wealthy on the workers, there's zero benefit to the rental scheme to society only the 1% who demand higher returns with no risk and no work like starting a real business that actually employs people. Secondly the banks have bid up assets beyond any real recognition, there's zero price discovery, prices based on phony money printed by banks loaned out to elitist, which in turn artificially drives up rent. Read up on the dark ages, that's where we're headed. If landlords were crushed with taxes, and the stock market taxed proportionately savings would be used to create real businesses with real profits and real wage growth and real property values and real rents etc. The key is to get real eh?