Stop playing word games, Mr Vernon. What is it about my posts that you don't understand? I have not been speaking about "everybody being able to afford adequate housing." I have very specifically been talking about the difference between renting and owning, and the role of house prices in determining who gets to do what. You have ignored that (again) and agreed with me about something I didn't say, and I didn't say it because it glosses over the very distinction I have been trying to get you to acknowledge.biffvernon wrote:Well, that's progress.UndercoverElephant wrote: I was with you right up until the last sentence
But then you interpret the last sentence in exactly the opposite way in which it was meant. I agree with you about the importance of everybody being able to afford adequate housing.
And you wonder why I get angry with you? If you want me to stop getting angry, then stop playing these games. Instead, engage with what I actually posted.
I know what your point was, Mr Vernon. Do you know what mine is??My point was that with relative stable numbers of houses and people, the number of people in the bad position of not being able to afford adequate housing is not much affected by changes in house prices or interest rates. Of course it's bad for those people that are affected, but even for these it's probably other factors that are more important, so I warn about giving undue attention to these matters. Due attention is fine; it's the undue attention I wrote about.