The Great Housing Crisis Debate

Why is it so expensive to rent in the UK? Is it because landlords are gouging prices to levels the rest of us can barely afford? Or is it to do with supply: we simply don’t have enough houses in the right places to go around?

Even on the left, people disagree about what’s going on. Nick Bano, a barrister and the author of Against Landlords: How to Solve the Housing Crisis, argues it’s because of co-ordination between landlords. On the other side, Novara Live’s Michael Walker believes the problem comes down to a lack of house building.

On this episode – a crossover with Crash Course With Michael Walker – the two of them go head to head about the causes of the crisis.

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