The Right-to-Sell – a National Housing Service? Danny Dorling – University of Sheffield. HE ?. National Education Service. National Health Service. Council Housing (when we were More unequal). Polarisation in Voting (proportion of Tory voters Who have to move home
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National Education Service
National Health Service
(when we were
Polarisation in Voting
(proportion of Tory voters
Who have to move home
to get an even spread)
Housing Privatisation, 30 Years On: University of Leeds
Time for a Critical Re-appraisal 27th of July 2010
National education service for middle class
? HE /
Current cuts to HE flying in the face of 80%+ aspiration levels – a last ditch attempt to preserve privilege?
Elementary education for all…
Middle class expansion
Squares: under age 65 mortality rate of the best-off 10% by area is as compared to the average (how much lower). Diamonds: excess mortality the worst-off 30% is than the average. Source Thomas & Dorling, 2009
accelerating increase in inequality in health
This was the effect of the NHS – again it helped the middle classes - greatly
Council housing was first built in significant numbers and then expanded in much greater numbers for the ‘respectable working class’ and was used by the lower middle class. It became less popular as inequality rose overall. Tenure reflects wealth spread.
Squares: post tax share of all income in Britain received by the best off 1%. Sources: Atkinson (2003, figures 2 and 3), Brewer et al (2008, p. 11). It is likely that the final bonuses brought the 2007/8 level back to 1929…
Council house building (guess!)
Proportion of Conservative voters who would have to move constituency for each to have an equal share (1974 average shown: 8.01% in the February election and 10.74% in the October election of that year…) Source “Injustice”
We are back to being two nations – as geographically divided
as the early 1920s by how we vote, by our health
chances and by the degree to which we think
we might benefit from inequality which
now serves the interests of a very
small number of people and
relies on the fears of more.
Gap in years between the average life expectancy in the worse-off district of Britain and the best-off, al, women, men, Source: ONS various years
When the latest figures were released on 21 October 2009 at 9:30 am, for the
First time in many years the BBC chose not to report the rise. Instead it lead with “Swine flu vaccination under way” and then “Big variation in life expectancy ”. The ONS press release was titled “Life expectancy continues to rise”.
Consider the predictions of the IMF for public sector deficits and fiscal stimulus plans in 2007-2010.
Then consider the geography of the rise in unemployment in the United States from 2004 onwards.
There is no inevitability that inequality will rise or fall from now-on. It would be in the direct interests of at least 95% of people for it to fall, but that is no guarantee.
One great change 1928-2009 is how much more dependent the UK now is on the USA so it is worth looking at the US.
Architektur und Stadt in der Finanzkrise - Kartografie des Finanzmarktes (Thanks to Benjamin Hennig, University of Sheffield!)
See www.shef.ac.uk/sasi or www.worldmapper.org
The USA is in by far the worse post-war bust – it is expected to hit the UK soonhttp://i.bnet.com/blogs/long-term-unemployment-bls-chart.gifhttp://www.economicgreenfield.com/tag/unemployment/
Source: US federal reserve – for details see http://www.sasi.group.shef.ac.uk/injustice/files/Figure24.xls
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“I still remain fairly pessimistic for the UK housing market. The worry is that prices will start to turn down again in 2010. I fully expect a peak-to-trough drop of at least a third when all is said and done. So why am I wrong? “
From: House prices will soon fall again
Published 28 January 2010
From “Housing booms, busts and taxes” – slides by Toby Lloyd
Finally – who said this in 2009?
Please don’t “… make me sound like a prat for not knowing how many houses I’ve got.”