In purchasing a house I have already invested more than rent for the same service, so, under TOP1 I must be doing it for non economic reasons. I can't see why anyone would buy houses anymore and landlords wouldn't want to own houses either. So under your Asset Tax why would anyone buy a house - except for non financial reasons? And if you buy a house for non financial reasons, what is the rationale for suddenly classifying it as a financial asset?
Official response from Gareth Morgan
People will buy a house for accommodation reasons not an investment and that's the way it should be.
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