The average Briton is only ever about two sentences away from discussing house prices. Why? Because the British land market is utterly dysfunctional.
When Thatcher resuscitated the idea of a ‘property owning democracy’ not even she would have imagined the scale of inequality that those three words would drive.
So, we ask how did we get here and why, in the world’s fifth largest economy, can so few people afford to buy their own home…
Host Ross Ashcroft is joined by the Valuation Specialist at the Bank of England, Dean Buckner and the writer and economist, Josh-Ryan Collins.
Host Ross Ashcroft talks with the anthropologist David Graeber about Batsh*t Construction, a trend that has gripped the world.
Unless we start calling the housing crisis by its real name: extreme land monopoly - we’ll end up with ever more loony solutions for what should be a basic human right.