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How to fix the housing crisis

The public sector owns vast tracts of undeveloped land. Time to start building on it

By Andrew Adonis   October 2015

The London syndrome: is this cream-coloured house in Hackney, which boasts three bedooms, the capital's narrowest. © Serena Kutchinsky

Read Prospect’s interview with Housing Minister Brandon Lewis

In my experience of public policy and government, big challenges do not always require complex solutions. Often the essential reforms are simple. I am also wary of the gibe: “If it were simple, it would have been done already.” This confuses “simple” with “easy”.…

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