Aidan Regan: Treating housing as a financial asset is at the heart of conflict in our societies
Unaffordable housing and unequal access to housing wealth are fuelling deep divides, and we need a progressive net wealth tax that includes housing capital
Thomas Piketty’s 2013 international bestseller Capital in the 21st Century made a bold and simple claim: wealth is accumulating and concentrating in the hands of fewer people, leading to growing levels of wealth inequality.
The French economist’s argument was that this is not an anomaly of 21st-century capitalism; in fact, it’s built into the DNA of the financial market. If liberal democratic economies are to generate a fair and competitive market, they need a...
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Productivity in construction has been ‘poor’ — new LDA boss
Cormac O’Rourke says builders ‘continue to execute a traditional site-based approach’ and the LDA will ‘encourage standardisation and modular construction’
Second-hand home prices in Dublin set to rise by 6% ‘at a minimum’ in 2022
‘Extremely low supply’ is linked to continued inflation, according to Lisney
Housing developments approaching ‘viability tipping point’
Aecom report predicts construction cost inflation of approximately 3 per cent this year and tender price inflation of 5 per cent
Developers lodged high numbers of SHD applications just before fast-track planning scheme expired
Between October and December 2021, a total of 65 pre-applications were made to An Bord Pleanála, compared to 33 in the same three-month period of 2020