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    (Original post by Nowen)
    I'm sure those in the respected countries love you having property there that restricts their access to housing.
    Actually we rent them out to locals at a very reasonable rate, except for our house in France as my fiancée is in France twice a month for work.

    Also they aren't suffering a housing crisis so the point is mute.
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    The one where I move everyone into gulags?
    No. Is that one of them? No. The one where you urbanise everyone and the car parks one.

    Go on, go on!
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    (Original post by ByEeek)
    So it is actually you who is causing the housing crisis by owning multiple houses? Unless you are renting them out. Maybe a solution to the housing problem would be to prevent people owning second homes that are vacant for all but two weeks of the year?

    As for who would like a house in Mayfair or Somerset - yes - thousands! By your own admission.

    Yes we do rent our Mayfair one out along with out houses abroad, except for the one in France as my fiancée is over there twice a month for work.
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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    No. Is that one of them? No. The one where you urbanise everyone and the car parks one.

    Go on, go on!
    Oh yeah, I want to build loads of skyscrapers and convert the countryside into a big car park for ease.
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    Oh yeah, I want to build loads of skyscrapers and convert the countryside into a big car park for ease.
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    Oh yeah, I want to build loads of skyscrapers and convert the countryside into a big car park for ease.
    Oh dear. Another child left behind.
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    (Original post by MeYou2Night)
    Same with my parents who have paid millions and millions of pounds in tax.
    That clearly had to be said. 'paid a lot of taxes' wouldn't have sufficed.
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    (Original post by TitanicTeutonicPhil)
    That clearly had to be said. 'paid a lot of taxes' wouldn't have sufficed.
    Well they have...
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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    The private sector caused this housing crisis. It is deliberately not producing houses at a reasonable rate in order to push up prices exponentially, which is the exact effect it's had.
    The private sector is heavily constrained in the amount of new homes it can construct by the state via control of the planning system. I haven't seen anything to suggest that there is a cartel operating between various housing developers.
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    (Original post by TitanicTeutonicPhil)
    Yep, and you're a pathetic show-off for having to let everyone in an online forum know that
    Ah the ugly face of jealousy.
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    (Original post by MeYou2Night)
    Ah the ugly face of jealousy.
    Ah, the post of someone with a major inferiority complex who has to stress how much money his parents have.

    Thanks, I am good, I am already more successful than you will ever be, that's enough for me, I don't need rich parents.
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    (Original post by MeYou2Night)
    Yeah but capitialism let the idea and company flourish, giving them their job.

    You could live, you just couldn't have "nice things", which obviously you deem more important than what you believe in. Typical Champagne socialist aren't you?
    Socialism is literally just workers owning and running the company democratically? In a Socialist or Communist society, everyone still has to give in to society to take from it, therefore people would have to be innovative. And the produce of the worker’s labour would be first spread out according to need, then according to how hard you work. Then, we would be a more productive society. Socialism/Communism could still let ideas flourish, you just don’t know what Communism nor Socialism is.
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    (Original post by frankielogue)
    Socialism is literally just workers owning and running the company democratically? In a Socialist or Communist society, everyone still has to give in to society to take from it, therefore people would have to be innovative. And the produce of the worker’s labour would be first spread out according to need, then according to how hard you work. Then, we would be a more productive society. Socialism/Communism could still let ideas flourish, you just don’t know what Communism nor Socialism is.
    Go and live in North Korea.
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    (Original post by MeYou2Night)
    Go and live in North Korea.
    They follow the Juche ideology you idiot.
    Communism is a stateless, classless, and moneyless society.
    Moneyless meaning absence of currency.
    North Korea is more of a State Capitalist, Juche ideology actually.
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    (Original post by Nowen)
    Lol okay.
    How is this anything but a supply side issue?
    Of course increase in population will extend the demand curve for housing, but the crisis is not occurring due to that.
    To put it plainly building companies are not meeting demand perhaps due to wanting to keep prices high, or due to the fact that we don't have as many skilled labourers as we previously had.

    Your argument is what you labelled me, stupid.
    There's a lesser increase in supply than there is in demand. I can't be bothered to get facts from the Internet but last year a record number of homes were built, but demand for them was at a record high. There's only so much you can do to supply adequate quality housing at a decent rate without resorting to 1970s tower blocks (which are ****ing awful, believe me.)
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    Or alternatively, build more nationalized, reliable and faster transport links enabling population to spread out more, and making currently undeveloped and unused lands outside of cities attractive investment for developers as well as state be developed into more modern and vertical houses enabling better use of space.
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    (Original post by Tahret)
    Get your tinfoil hat...



    Tinfoil hat is out in force...



    It's about having infrastructure around houses as well - anyone could build a house in the middle of a field in the Midlands but it wouldn't have amenities near it so no-one would want to live there. What you omit from your argument is that we are the most densely populated country in the EU, and that the demand for homes in the UK is of a greater quality than those in other EU countries.
    Actually it's true the Tories don't really want to upset their rich land owners if people are going to end up on the streets they don't care. This explains why there are so many homeless people on the streets especially men. House prices are so expensive and even people who are on benefits have to pay for their rent.
    Even the UN has started investigating Tory austerity policy
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    Well it seems to be the prevailing opinion on this thread we should just let prices continue to rise and have people on the street


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    That’s what I thought you cuck. Stop making arguments you know nothing about.
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    (Original post by frankielogue)
    They follow the Juche ideology you idiot.
    Communism is a stateless, classless, and moneyless society.
    Moneyless meaning absence of currency.
    North Korea is more of a State Capitalist, Juche ideology actually.
    Communism always leads to Authoritarianism

    North Korea is just the final phase of that

    Russia
    Spain
    China
    Cambodia
    Venezuela
    Cuba
    Zimbabwe
    etcetcetc

    it has failed time and time again, I can tell you that as a guy with family who lived through it in Poland.
 
 
 
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