Housing in Crisis : A Clear Failure of Free Market Policy

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Housing in Crisis: By Henry Stewart : @happyhenry If councils had continued to build homes at the rate they did from 1974 to 1979, we would by 2014 have had 4.1 million extra dwellings. That fact perhaps on its own … Continue reading

The Landlords’ Game and the Opportunists

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 The Landlord’s Game And the Opportunists Most people have heard of the board game Monopoly, a game which like Marmite, children soon learn to love or hate. The playing pieces are a feature of the game, an iron or an old … Continue reading

The Case for Public Housing

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When did property ownership become such a major aim in the life of ordinary people? When did living in council owned housing become a stigma? When did mortgages did multi-generation mortgages come to be considered? Who has benefitted? In the light … Continue reading

Monopoly and the Landlords’ Game

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 The Landlord’s Game   From @Earwiggle Most people have heard of the board game Monopoly, a game which like Marmite, children soon learn to love or hate. The playing pieces are a feature of the game, an iron or an old boot … Continue reading

ConDemed: The Great Housing and Welfare Swindle: Part 2

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ConDemed: The Great Housing and Welfare Swindle: Part 2 ConDem Nation by Marxist Nutter, previously published here See Part 1 How we got here… Part 1 was a potted history of UK housing and welfare policy. The aim was to … Continue reading

ConDemed: The Great Housing and Welfare Swindle Part 1:

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ConDemed: The Great Housing and Welfare Swindle Part 1: A Potted History of the Context of UK Housing & Welfare Policy By Marxist Nutter previously published here: Introduction: The Rise and Rise of the New Right A dangerous new hegemony … Continue reading

Uniting the People; Homes for People, Not Profiteers!

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Building Homes for People, not for Profiteers In the depths of a housing crisis, people are divided.  History has taught us what happens when a society is divided. Those without blame each other. How convenient it is for the elite … Continue reading