Monday, 19 August 2013

"Why do we tolerate daylight robbery in housing?"

A good article in today's Evening Standard:

I sometimes think the root of our failure is our political language. Rename housing benefit “landlord subsidy”, Help to Buy “Help to Rig”, and Funding for Lending “Funding for Stealing” and we might tolerate them less.

Research commissioned by aides to Ed Miliband show that, in the past two decades, attitudes to home-ownership have fundamentally altered...

Those aides ought to know that it was Proudhon, not Marx, who said that property is theft; and as Standard readers — who pay the price every day for this folly — well know, housing policy in Britain is now tantamount to daylight robbery.

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