People like to believe that property rights are both simple and easily enforced. But in fact ownership is difficult to define and almost impossible to enforce in a civilised society.
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Do house prices influence consumption patterns? New research from Martin Browning, Mette Gørtz and Soren Leth-Peterson attempts to find the links between consumption and house prices.
Tomas Hirst argues falling real incomes pose a significant threat to property prices - and the UK's financial system as a whole.
The growth in foreign ownership in the UK is something to be welcomed, not feared. Foreign firms increase competition and help disseminate new ideas as local firms copy business methods and innovation.
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The banking crisis as an elite debacle, again - http://t.co/I31X7ZKp9U
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