Aug 022011
 
The myth of a baby-boom-led housing crisis

This is the 2nd of a 2-part attack on some myths about the baby boom and the impact of baby boomers: Part 1: The myth of the UK baby-boom Part 2: This article: The myth of a baby-boom-led housing crisis Once again, I am using David Willetts’ book “The Pinch: how the baby boomers took their children’s future – and why they should give it back“. In “The myth of the UK baby-boom” I quoted from David Willetts’ book and showed that he didn’t understand the true nature of the UK’s baby-booms. David Willetts isn’t the only person promoting these myths; . . . . . . . . . . [Read complete post]

Jul 262011
 
The myth of the UK baby-boom

This is the 1st of a 2-part attack on some myths about the baby boom and the impact of baby boomers: Part 1: This article: The myth of the UK baby-boom Part 2: The myth of a baby-boom-led housing crisis “Everyone” knows that the UK has a baby-boom. “Everyone” knows that it began just after the end of World War 2. “Everyone” knows that it continued for perhaps 15 or 20 years, creating a huge cohort that massively influenced UK policy, causing problems for the following generations. David Willetts wrote “The Pinch: how the baby boomers took their children’s future . . . . . . . . . . [Read complete post]

Jul 262011
 

I’m probably the last but one person to have a personal blog.  (I know someone else who hasn’t got one). I have a lot of incredibly valuable things to say, and rather than tell them to a wall, I’ll blog them, with the realistic expectation that the blogosphere will take as much notice of them as a wall would. I have had non-personal blogs before. I blogged on the subject of Child Support from 2003 to 2006. I run the blog on the North Cheshire Photographic Society website.  But blogs like that have to be anally-retentive, so I edit at . . . . . . . . . . [Read complete post]