‘What matters’ is that equality works

We are currently told that Black Lives Matter which, like all lives, of course they do. And while we now discover that the American policeman accused of murder had had 17 complaints against him, none of which seemed to have changed anything, and, indeed there are also instances of American policemen killing white arrestees with… Read more

Some mistake surely?

The BBC claims, in a recent article, that the number of homeless is in fact nearer to 28,000 than the 4,677 government estimate. Anecdotally at least, I have little doubt that the BBC are right. But the government’s response is what bothers me. The BBC article says: The government said it was providing £500m this… Read more

The housing road to serfdom

“Capitalism must not build a new road to serfdom” concludes an article by Peter Franklin – a previous Conservative speechwriter it turns out – so I was on my guard – but he seems to have been writing mostly for thoughtful Conservatives such as Oliver Letwin… Although, in the article he was talking about the… Read more

Housing is not a market

I used to think that the law of supply and demand was the only law that nobody had ever managed to break. I was wrong. Just look at these London housing market statistics. “London’s stock of completed but unsold homes has surged by almost half this year” If the market worked the way many think… Read more