Sunday, 14 April 2019

Missing beats round

I only noticed this today (forty years later), but the intro to "Rock and roll" by Led Zeppelin is weird. The drum intro is clearly a few bars of 1-2-3-4, but the others start playing the riff just before the third beat (not exactly on the third beat, which I would have understand) and they continue, perfectly in time as if that were the most normal thing in the world:


Me said...

Suppose one person owned all the land and set a rent equal to all tenants’ income beyond subsistence. Would that not be oppression?

Me said...

Foldvary believes that homeowners’ associations would do a better job at protected property and providing public services by collecting ground rent from its customers in a similar fashion as tax collectors collecting land value taxes. The only difference is that it is voluntary.

Mark Wadsworth said...

Unk, that first question is brilliant, I'll do a post on that.

Fred is right, up to a point.

benj said...

@ Unknown

It would be, and it would also be incredibly counter-productive.

It wouldn't be "rent", but a 100% tax on incomes above a certain threshold.

This in and of itself would incur such a huge deadweight loss, it would massively reduce the landowners income compared to if he/she just charged market rent.

In theory, one landowner charging everyone market rent is optimal from an efficiency POV. Except the resulting inequality causes efficiency problems itself.

So what we want from an efficiency and equality POV is a single unitary "landowner and collector of rents", but those rents then equally re-distributed among society.

LVT + Citizens Income in other words.

Staffordshire man said...

All very interesting but why am I seeing replies about rent on a post about Led Zep?

Dinero said...

I think its 3 bars of 1-2-3-4 then one bar , a fill , of 1-2-3-4-5-6, and then the others come in on the 1st beat of bar 5.

Mark Wadsworth said...

SM, don't ask me :-)

Din, I can handle 6, but why start just before the beat? The drums skip slightly to get back in time over the next bar.

MikeW said...

MW and Unknown, Thanks Googled 'Fred Foldvary'. New to me.

Staffordshire man, because with regard to rents, The song remains the same here?

Cannot comment on the drum intro, but my fav Led Zep song and so short too. Perhaps that's why I always found time to play it :)