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http://www.katebelgrave.com/2017/10/we-housed-a-homeless-family-back-in-the-flat-theyd-just-been-evicted-from-landlord-decided-hed-get-more-from-a-nightly-let/ On voracious landlords getting as much money as they can for nightly lets: I can see where this is going. The relatively short term and insecure "assured shorthold tenancy" is going to be considered highly secure in the not too distant future and a distant ambition of tenure!
Must be peak rent extraction. Academy schools asset stripped of millions. Pupils forced to recycle old exercise books. https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/oct/21/collapsing-wakefield-city-academies-trust-asset-stripped-schools-millions-say-furious-parents Obviously being rich isn't good enough for some people. MOAR RENT
One of the best things I've read in a long time. http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/10/05/parasites-in-the-body-economic-the-disasters-of-neoliberalism/ Michael Hudson in fine form. On the fraudulent 'Austrian School of Economics' Under Thatcher the creation of a tollbooth economy, and created the opportunity to price gouge. Won't come as a great surprise to most posters on HPC though.