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Urban Planet: Home Ownership – good or bad?

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Urban Planet is a daily roundup of blogs from around the world dealing specifically with urban environments. We’ll be on the lookout for websites outside the country that approach themes related to urban experiences and issues.

At The Economist, Andrew Oswald, Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick, and Richard Green, Director of USC Lusk Centre for Real Estate, debate whether home ownership offers a net benefit to society. Are homes wise investments or do they tie up capital that creative types might otherwise spend to develop a new business? Does ownership improve neighbourhood stability and civic engagement or does it interfere with the labour market?

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