Building the future

© Archigram

© Archigram

The UK’s housing crisis is beginning to look like the thread tying all the country’s other social and economic problems together. From floods of foreign money inflating prices beyond comprehension to the punitive bedroom tax sending people into Victorian destitution, from the return of the Rachmannite landlord to the desperately slow production from the housebuilders, it seems as though the entire housing system is rigged to exacerbate inequality. The call has gone up recently to “let the councils build” – to reverse the damage caused by Right to Buy and the Tory dream of a “home owning democracy”, and create a new generation of genuinely affordable, socially rented housing.

full article at the New Humanist