'A lucid exposition of the dysfunctional British housing market.'Financial Times - Best Books of 2017
'The book that did the most to alter my perception of the world.'Bloomberg - Must-reads of 2017
'The most important book I read this year.'
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'This excellent book is both thorough and comprehensive. I am convinced that it will quickly become an important reference for the general public and for economists, and hopefully also for policymakers.’
Michael Kumhof, Senior Research Advisor, Bank of England
'Analyses the subject with excellent clarity. Read it and you will understand the crucial underlying drivers of rising debt, increasing inequality and financial crises.’
Adair Turner, Chairman of the Institute of New Economic Thinking
'Lucid and convincing... Economics is evolving and this crucial book is a key part of its transformation.’
Danny Dorling, author of All That Is Solid: How the Great Housing Disaster Defines Our Times
'Takes a fresh and comprehensive look at the problems created by a failure to consider the role of land in the economy of the UK. It proposes a wide range of solutions which policymakers should consider.'
Kate Barker, author of the Barker Review of UK Housing Supply
‘A comprehensive survey of the role of land in the economy and its neglect in economics, as well as a profile of how ownership of this essential requirement for life has become unattainable for the majority of young Britons.’
Steve Keen, author of Debunking Economics
‘Long overdue. It returns land to its central role in both economic theory and in built environment discourses.’
Duncan Bowie, author of Radical Solutions to the Housing Supply Crisis
'This is an admirable book. It provides a powerful critique of the UK’s failed policies towards land and housing and it sets out an ambitious but credible set of alternatives which merit serious debate. But it also offers a critique of the inadequate treatment of land and housing by mainstream economics that can travel far beyond the UK.'
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