The collapse of an obscure corner of the financial market a decade ago foreshadowed the Great Recession. The stock-market swoon in February should offer a similar warning.
Catastrophic increases in opioid overdose deaths across Canada require a broad response -- tackling housing, food and income insecurity as well as the contaminated drug supply.
Only the national government can solve the housing crisis – but local authorities can make a big difference in their communities.
The Martin Place camp and others like it should make us uncomfortable. We live in a system that creates and tolerates homelessness.
Treasurer Scott Morrison says Australia will "grow into growth". Global economic conditions suggest otherwise.
Owning a home has deep cultural and economic connotations. A home owner is a member of a street, a community. They are a successful adult human. They own a piece of the pie, the dream.
Former government minister vying to be the first elected mayor of Manchester speaks to Philip Brown.
In the second part of our review of what The Conversation experts have to say about housing, we focus on affordability, social housing and what government can do about a growing crisis.
Housing experts writing for The Conversation largely agree on the government policies that are causing negative distortions in the market and the wider economy. And supply is not the key concern.
The symptoms are clear, but the cure will remain elusive until we recognise the many sources of the problem.
The housing supply solution our leaders are advocating will only work if affordability is simply a problem of supply. In fact, Australia is almost a world leader in rates of new housing production.
Weak state policies, which lack clear targets and mechanisms for providing more and better affordable housing, are part of the problem. Victoria still doesn't have an affordable housing strategy.
It's not in developers' interests to flood the market with new housing – so will the government step in?
Research suggests how your online friends experienced the housing collapse affected how you perceived your local real estate market.
Building better, inclusive cities involves enabling the wise use of public land and taxes to ensure that high-quality housing and amenities are provided for all at a lower cost.
What happens when you find yourself homeless in the countryside?
What if there was a middle option between retention and abolition that made negative gearing work better? There are multiple ways to improve accountability for this $8 billion-a-year tax concession.
The Hollywood flick recalls subprime's role in the 2008 financial crisis, but, by helping more low-income households buy a home, the loans can help ease the affordability crisis and homelessness.
It's worth preserving Britain's brutalist buildings for two key reasons: heritage, and money.
In a competitive rental market, landlords can easily skirt anti-discrimination laws.