Why are the British so obsessed with house prices?
Housing was at the heart of the financial collapse, and our economy is now precariously reliant on the housing market. What does it mean for our future?
Tracing how we got to our current crisis and how housing has come to reflect class and wealth in Britain, Danny Dorling’s new book All That Is Solid radically shows that the solution to our problems – rising homelessness, a generation priced out of home ownership – is not, as is widely assumed, building more homes. Inequality, he argues, is what we really need to overcome.
He talks to Ed Howker, co-author of The Jilted Generation, about the dangers of an obsession. Together, and with you, they discuss ways to think differently about the way a society is built.