• The value of housing – a contribution from Karl Marx

    Ian McAuley     |      May 19, 2017

    Why have we let housing become a commodity subject to the unstable forces of supply and demand? Ian McAuley explains why we should focus more on the use value of a house instead of its mere exchange value.

  • On housing affordability for young people in Sydney

    Sarah McKenzie     |      May 5, 2017

    Society has taught us that owning one’s own home is a symbol of status and security, a rite of passage into adulthood. Sarah McKenzie says young people like herself might well have to consider new lifestyle possibilities in the pursuit of the Australian Dream.

  • Understanding housing affordability

    Justin Douglas     |      May 5, 2017

    Finding solutions to improve housing affordability requires an understanding of the nature of the problem. Executive Director Demography and Economics with the NSW Department of Planning & Environment Justin Douglas has some key facts to inform discussions about policy options.