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#1
Off the Record / Re: Brexit and the waning days...
Last post by Josquius - Today at 06:43:31 AM
I'm highly skeptical of attempts to link population growth to the house price situation, as dominant as this narrative is.
As mentioned in the 50s/60s we saw the same levels of population growth however we built enough to keep up.
With modern building methods we should be more than capable of doing this today if it wasn't for nimbys and the right wing economic consensus that dominates - it shows the levels of Truss' madness that she believes the opposite is a thing.

As to why prices went mad when they did... I'd say like so much of the suffering the country has endured in the past 40 years, even if it didn't happen during thatchers reign, most of it can be tracked back to decisions made then.
It simply took a decade of build up for her destruction of local goverment and fucking with house building to finally burst the dam.

Also, a topic I always mention but which isn't getting attention anywhere at all... Another problem for just building more is the decline in tradespeople. The EU was just barely helping us keep our heads above water there.
My dad was amongst the final years to graduate under the old apprenticeship system and he is due for retirement in another couple of years. Under thatcher apprenticeships were basically scrapped. The numbers of tradespeople entering the work force in the 80s is miniscule. We have a huge looming gap where there'll be virtually no senior tradesmen in the land.
#2
Off the Record / Re: Youtube Recommendations
Last post by Josephus - Today at 06:35:01 AM
Fair enough; like I said, not my area of expertise.
#3
Off the Record / Re: TV/Movies Megathread
Last post by Josephus - Today at 06:33:59 AM
The endless repetition of that Pump Up the Jam was funny-annoying.
The only thing I thought didn't work was her fantasy courtiers in the castle bit...went on a bit too long.
#4
Off the Record / Re: Brexit and the waning days...
Last post by Sheilbh - Today at 06:26:23 AM
Quote from: Richard Hakluyt on Today at 04:37:16 AMFor the richer part of the population there is no problem here, rental income rises as do capital values. The question is why do the poor 80% connive and support their own poverty by voting Tory and supporting nimbyism?
Gramsci has entered the chat :lol: :P
#5
Off the Record / Re: Brexit and the waning days...
Last post by Zanza - Today at 06:03:03 AM
Quote from: Syt on Today at 04:10:20 AM
:) I had that Skinner meme in mind when I read the report on Truss essay.
#6
Off the Record / Re: The China Thread
Last post by The Brain - Today at 06:01:32 AM
How high does national airspace reach?
#7
Off the Record / Re: Brexit and the waning days...
Last post by HVC - Today at 05:50:19 AM
Quote from: Richard Hakluyt on Today at 04:37:16 AMFor the richer part of the population there is no problem here, rental income rises as do capital values. The question is why do the poor 80% connive and support their own poverty by voting Tory and supporting nimbyism?


#8
Off the Record / Re: TV/Movies Megathread
Last post by The Brain - Today at 05:46:22 AM
I've always liked Cunk's Shakespeare episode.
#9
Off the Record / Re: The China Thread
Last post by Sheilbh - Today at 05:35:18 AM
Quote from: Jacob on Today at 01:07:53 AMWell apparently it's been going on for a while, so it may have worked okay. Basically it's a low cost alternative to a spy-satellite.
Also I could be wrong but presumably they can also normally go higher than jets (but obviously wtihin the atmosphere) because they can be a lot lighter?
#10
Off the Record / Re: The Off Topic Topic
Last post by Threviel - Today at 04:58:19 AM