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Crisis is in government, rather than in housing

The news is full of people saying that we have a housing crisis. We do not.

We have a housing problem but a Government crisis, just as we have in flooding, illness, water taxation, and the environment.

Some people are saying that the free market cannot handle the housing crisis but it is now clear that only the free market could have handled it.

Certainly, the free market would now have a serious problem saving us from the ludicrous artificial market that our unorganised governments have created. Nobody but them has brought us to the state where hundreds of people have no roof or food and many are not even able to get into hospital this year.

And, I might add, the situation would be far worse except for various charities — who ask for even more money from us.

Richard Barton
Co Wicklow


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