Recovery policy: push up house prices

We're all the way back to square one, using and abusing property prices to manipulate confidence in the economic cycle, writes David McWilliams.

21st September, 2014
Why are savings being drawn down? What is the trigger? House prices are the trigger.

A few weeks ago this column stated that the economy was growing at 4 per cent plus and would grow much faster than most economists thought. The contention was partly based on the array of figures that were coming in more positive than before. However, the main factor was the “feel” that could be sensed out in the economy. When you are self-employed, this feel or what I termed a few weeks ago the “buzz”...

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