Housing, Individuals and the State: The Morality of Government Intervention

Housing, Individuals and the State: The Morality of Government Intervention

by Peter King
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415170036

ISBN-13: 9780415170031

Pub. Date: 10/20/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Can the state solve housing problems or does it create them? This book explores the question by combining a detailed critique of contemporary housing policy with a philisophical analysis of the role of the state and individuals. Examining the state's role as controller and funder of housing, the author contends that the state is not capable of planning and

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Can the state solve housing problems or does it create them? This book explores the question by combining a detailed critique of contemporary housing policy with a philisophical analysis of the role of the state and individuals. Examining the state's role as controller and funder of housing, the author contends that the state is not capable of planning and controlling a sustainable housing policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415170031
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/20/1998
Series:
RICS Issues in Real Estate and Housing Series
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1A libertarian approach12
2Approaches to housing subsidies27
3Need and choice40
4Why is housing subsidised?55
5Subsidies87
6Neutrality between households117
7The need and prospects for reform129
8Localism and voluntary exchange141
Bibliography166
Index175

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