The cost of housing — its just too high

Think of an economic and social problem in the UK and all of them are made worse by the fact that housing costs are too high.

Just think of a problem — there is no shortage — and, if you work it through, the issue will be made worse by housing costs.

Equally, it would be much easier to tackle major problems if housing costs are lower.

Just a quick piece here, will be coming back to this issue again in detail.

Housing costs in the UK are simply too high. This is causing major problems both socially and economically. Many people are priced out of the market and renting costs are excessive. For example, the dead weight of rental costs cause major difficulties for relatively low earners.

There are many, many examples, please have a think about it.

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Green policies — keep it simple, raise taxes on fossil fuels

Green politics need to make much further headway across the world — and quickly.

Don’t over-think the situation at this stage. The most obvious way to green the world economy is to use the price mechanism.

Increase the cost…

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Tim Clayton

Tim Clayton

I am an economist by trade. You gradually realise that the current system is not sustainable. If we destroy Earth its a very long way to find another one