…although it’s probably a Birkenstock stamping on a human face, rather than a boot.
I have a friend who works almost every waking hour, mainly to pay the rent. Her landlord lives on a beach, 4,000 miles away. He seldom responds to her requests, and grudgingly pays for the minimum of maintenance. But every so often he writes to inform her that he is raising the rent. He does not have to work because she and other tenants work on his behalf. He is able to live the life of his choice because they give their time to him. As there is a shortage of accessible housing, they have no choice but to pay his exorbitant fees.
What you’re describing there is the case for anyone who owns something they rent out to others. Cars, showgrounds, venues, farming land.
Do you want to stop private ownership of everything?
Wait, that’s a rhetorical question. You probably do.
We will need private landlords for the foreseeable future, and they should be able to make some money from their property.
How very decent of you, George! We should all be grateful for your kindness.