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Podcast: to rebalance Britain's economy, we must rethink land and housing economics

Adam Ramsay
Adam Ramsay Laurie Macfarlane
6 March 2017
Housing sucks up more of our income and more of our savings than anything else. It represents around 60% of Britain's assets. From soaring homelessness to widening wealth inequality, the relationship between the British people and our homes is deeply troubled: you can't understand the crisis in the UK economy without understanding what's happened to housing and land. Toby Lloyd from Shelter, and Josh Ryan-Collins and Laurie Macfarlane from the New Economics Foundation have a new book out helping us get to grips with what's gone wrong and how to fix it. I had a chat with Laurie in the NEF offices to find out more – enjoy. [embed]https://soundcloud.com/opendemocracy/property-is-thefy-property-is-liberty-land-housing-and-the-crisis-of-the-british-economy[/embed]

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