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The economic case against rent controls

The economic case against rent controls

Liam Harkness October 6, 2017 0

“In many cases rent control appears to be the most efficient technique presently known to destroy a city—except for bombing.”[i] Jeremy Corbyn’s announcement that Labour would seek to implement rent controls, were it to

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The housing crisis is a failure of over-regulation – not capitalism

The housing crisis is a failure of over-regulation – not capitalism

Antony Sammeroff September 24, 2017 0

“I’ve got good news and bad news,” says the politician behind the podium – live on tv – sweat dripping from his brow… “Here’s the bad news – ” A moment of gravity descends

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Help to Buy scheme “is one of the most misguided initiatives ever”

Help to Buy scheme “is one of the most misguided initiatives ever”

Backbencher November 20, 2013 1

  Are you unsure about the government’s Help to Buy scheme? Do you believe that it is another bubble waiting to happen, or that, in actual fact, the idea is a helping hand to

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How Government Wrecked The London Housing Market

Backbencher November 14, 2013 1

Struggling to find an affordable house in London? Don’t blame rich Russians, blame the State. London faces a housing crisis, probably the worst since the effects of the Blitz were felt. House prices are

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Make better use of Britain’s empty homes.

Make better use of Britain’s empty homes.

Backbencher August 20, 2013 0

James Evans highlights the need to make better use of Britain’s empty homes. Houses are central to our lives and to the economy. The vast majority of UK households are fixed lumps of real

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