There is a clear need to tax the largely unearned and unequally distributed wealth locked up in property. Failing to do so at a time when living standards stagnate for those not fortunate enough to live in a house worth £2m is bad politics, bad economics and bad judgement.
That such a tax could have a devastating impact on the UK economy is by no means an understatement. We need to be focusing on encouraging growth, not discouraging people from working and running businesses in the UK.
The choice before African leaders is clear, tackle this scourge of youth unemployment and enter into the next decade confident. Or do nothing. Lessons from history tells me they would do the latter. The young people are hoping they will be bold and do the former.