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The Resource Why can't you afford a home?, Josh Ryan-Collins

Why can't you afford a home?, Josh Ryan-Collins

Label
Why can't you afford a home?
Title
Why can't you afford a home?
Statement of responsibility
Josh Ryan-Collins
Title variation
Why cannot you afford a home?
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Throughout the western world, a whole generation is being priced out of the housing market. While wages and incomes continue to stagnate for the majority, house prices and rents remain staggeringly high. For millions of people, particularly millennials, the basic goal of acquiring decent, affordable accommodation is a distant dream. In this compelling book, leading economist Josh-Ryan Collins argues that to understand this crisis, we must examine a crucial paradox at the heart of modern capitalism. Two of the key ingredients of contemporary capitalist societies, private home ownership and a lightly regulated commercial banking system, are not mutually compatible. Their interaction leads to a doom loop in which unlimited credit and money flows into an inherently finite supply of viable property, resulting in ever higher house prices. The result is declining levels of home ownership, rising inequality and debt, stagnant growth and financial instability. The only way out of this vicious circle is to radically rethink how we structure our tax and financial systems and accept that home ownership may not always be the solution. This engaging and topical book will be essential reading for anyone who wants to understand why they cant find an affordable home, and what we can do about it"--
  • "Leading economist Josh-Ryan Collins argues that to understand the housing crisis, we must examine the 'doom loop' that exists between private home ownership and a lightly regulated commercial banking system. The only way out is to rethink how we structure our tax and financial systems and accept that home ownership may not always be the solution"--
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Ryan-Collins, Josh
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The future of capitalism
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Housing
  • Housing
  • Mortgage banks
  • Banks and banking
Label
Why can't you afford a home?, Josh Ryan-Collins
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1013945852
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xii, 147 pages
Isbn
9781509523269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1013945852
Label
Why can't you afford a home?, Josh Ryan-Collins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1013945852
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xii, 147 pages
Isbn
9781509523269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1013945852

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