Monthly Archives: November 2013

Shelter? or Investment?

It is quite true that man lives by bread alone — when there is no bread. But what happens to man’s desires when there is plenty of bread and when his belly is chronically filled? Abraham Maslow Back in the

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Thriller

A bit of light relief from the local Tesco…

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Housing – bibliography

In preparing this series of posts I’ve consulted lots of documents. I’ve given a partial bibliography below, which includes I think all those cited. Any additions can be found here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/47807417/housing%20bibliography.doc A Haunted Landscape: Housing and Ghost Estates in Post-Celtic

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The Fool on the Hill: Ultra-low impact housing and public policy

The Fool on the Hill: Ultra-low impact housing and public policy.

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Housing – the Irish experience

In my last post in this series I argued that we need to increase the supply of land for housing by a substantial amount. I recall a Conservative MP (I’m afraid I can’t remember who and haven’t been able to

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The supply of housing

A series of earlier posts have looked at affordable housing, self help provision in shanty towns and at the supply of housing generally here in the UK. In this post I want to look at more general issues around housing

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Affordable housing – supply issues

Previous posts have looked at the way we provide affordable housing in the UK and identified some problems with that approach and at shanty towns in the developing world. In this post I want to touch on some of the

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