Feb 072013

It should be blindingly obvious that comparing trends in house prices with trends in food prices is not justified. It is hard to believe that the people writing and promoting such articles honestly believe it is justified – it would raise the question of how they had enough working brain cells to operate a word processor!

In fact, of course, they probably don’t believe it is justified, and I hope their readers don’t either. It is an interesting (but probably fruitless) way of making a point about house prices, as long as their readers are not analytical.

Why compare with food? Why not compare with computer chips? Although Moore’s Law isn’t exactly related to prices, it is interesting to see what food would cost had it halved in price every two years for 40 years. They don’t make coins small enough to pay the current price of a what a chicken would be! And a house that cost £30,000 in 1972 would now cost 3p.

Or: try comparing trends in house prices with trends in the times and costs of building railways. I suspect the Victorian railway builders would raise their eyebrows at the quoted costs and times (20 years) for building the HS2 railway. Yet the nature of the project is somewhat closer to the nature of building sufficient houses (on sufficient land) to satisfy the housing needs of young people and bring the prices down via the law of supply and demand.

There is no logical reason whatsoever to expect house prices to track the prices of computer chips, food, motor cars, or any other mass-produced commodity items that don’t rely on such a limited resource as land. Such comparisons are a distraction from attempting to solve the real problems.

  61 Responses to “The stupidity of comparing trends in house prices and food!”

  1. purchase pregabalin for sale – buy lyrica pill order lyrica online cheap

  2. purchase clomid sale – albuterol usa cetirizine 10mg brand

  3. buy clarinex 5mg without prescription – order aristocort generic order triamcinolone pill

  4. cytotec online – buy prednisolone 20mg without prescription purchase levothyroxine

  5. order generic viagra 50mg – overnight delivery for viagra buy neurontin 100mg online cheap

  6. order generic cialis 20mg – order tadalafil online order cenforce pills

  7. buy diltiazem 180mg pills – buy diltiazem acyclovir 800mg generic

  8. atarax ca – order rosuvastatin 20mg crestor brand

  9. buy zetia 10mg – purchase celexa citalopram uk

  10. viagra usa – lisinopril cheap oral cyclobenzaprine

  11. sildenafil 100mg price – buy cialis 20mg generic cialis 5mg usa

  12. buy ketorolac pills – zanaflex cost purchase ozobax generic

  13. order colchicine 0.5mg sale – order inderal online order strattera 25mg pills

  14. buy viagra 100mg online – order sildenafil 100mg online cheap buy clopidogrel 150mg sale

  15. cheap generic sildenafil – order viagra for sale cheap viagra online

  16. order esomeprazole 20mg generic – promethazine over the counter phenergan generic

  17. tadalafil for sale online – cialis 10mg order cialis 20mg

  18. order modafinil 100mg sale – canadian drugs best ed pills at gnc

  19. isotretinoin pills – accutane us buy zithromax sale

  20. furosemide 100mg usa – lasix 100mg sale purchase viagra for sale

  21. cheap cialis – buy losartan pill warfarin 5mg uk

  22. I used my teeth to strip off daddy’s black sheer socks. I placed them in my mouth and washed them with my saliva. I swallowed every single sweat and stink from these socks. It takes so well. I rolled them into a ball and stuck them into my jockstrap where my small dick and balls were.


  23. “I’m am nearly 6 foot 2 inches tall, dad. I weigh 210 lbs. I think, dad. At least I was the last time we were weighed at football practice.” The son says. “Much bigger than you, I should say.”

    asian cosplay porn

  24. buy topamax 200mg online cheap – sumatriptan 50mg for sale sumatriptan 25mg over the counter

  25. He does not answer but tilts his head down in an almost subservient nature to his father.

  26. avodart price – price cialis order tadalafil 10mg generic

  27. viagra 150mg price – buy sildenafil 100mg online cheap pfizer cialis

  28. online ed meds – prednisone 10mg pills prednisone 10mg cheap

  29. isotretinoin 20mg price – buy amoxil for sale order amoxicillin online cheap

  30. lasix buy online – azithromycin for sale online azithromycin order online

  31. I was just telling my friend about that.

  32. buy doxycycline without prescription – order hydroxychloroquine without prescription purchase chloroquine online

  33. If you would like to get a good deal from this paragraph
    then you have to apply such techniques to your won webpage.

  34. Hi to all, how is the whole thing, I think every one is getting
    more from this site, and your views are good for new

  35. Incredible quest there. What happened after?
    Good luck!

  36. Very shortly this website will be famous among all blogging and
    site-building visitors, due to it’s good articles

  37. I think this is among the most vital info for me. And i’m glad reading your article.
    But wanna remark on few general things, The site style is great, the articles is really nice
    : D. Good job, cheers

  38. Hey very nice blog!! Man .. Excellent .. Amazing ..
    I will bookmark your blog and take the feeds also? I am
    happy to search out numerous useful information here within the
    publish, we want develop more strategies on this regard,
    thank you for sharing. . . . . .

  39. There is certainly a great deal to learn about this issue.
    I love all of the points you made.

  40. I am not positive where you’re getting your information, however great topic.
    I must spend a while studying much more or working out more.
    Thanks for great info I used to be on the lookout for this info for my mission.

  41. My brother recommended I would possibly like this blog.
    He was once totally right. This put up truly made my day.
    You can not imagine simply how much time I had spent for this
    information! Thanks!

  42. cialis 10mg usa – viagra sildenafil viagra 150mg drug

  43. generic modafinil 200mg – cost modafinil viagra oral

  44. buy ed medications – buy prednisone 5mg buy deltasone 40mg

  45. accutane drug – celecoxib 200mg cheap celecoxib price

  46. tamsulosin 0.2mg price – tamsulosin for sale online aldactone 100mg oral

  47. simvastatin 20mg over the counter – buy generic valtrex 1000mg help writing paper

  48. real money casino games – casino arizona write my thesis

  49. casino online games for real money – order finasteride online cheap order ampicillin 500mg online cheap

  50. order ciprofloxacin for sale – buy cialis without prescription brand tadalafil 40mg

  51. sildenafil 150mg for sale – penny vardenafil generic buying generic vardenafil online

  52. Thanks for a marvelous posting! I genuinely enjoyed reading it,
    you will be a great author. I will be sure to bookmark your blog and will eventually come
    back someday. I want to encourage continue your great posts, have a nice afternoon!

  53. Woah! I’m really enjoying the template/theme of this site.
    It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s very hard to get that “perfect balance” between usability and visual appeal.

    I must say you’ve done a superb job with this. Additionally, the blog loads extremely quick for me on Firefox.
    Exceptional Blog!

  54. order prednisolone 5mg sale – cheap neurontin 600mg cialis pills 20mg

  55. Why is it I always really feel like you do?

  56. augmentin online order – purchase cialis for sale cialis sale

  57. bactrim 960mg price – purchase viagra generic viagra 100mg for sale

  58. buy cephalexin generic – cephalexin 125mg us purchase erythromycin without prescription

  59. buy sildenafil 50mg for sale – buy sildenafil for sale ivermectin without prescription

  60. rhinocort price – disulfiram 250mg canada antabuse pill

 Leave a Reply

Name required. (Spam NEVER gets published before being trashed)

Email required. (Spam NEVER gets published before being trashed)

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>