03 MAY 2017

Natalie Elphicke: It Is Time For Rent Controls To Help The Most Deprived Coastal Communities - HuffPost

Natalie Elphicke OBE, Chief Executive of the Housing & Finance Institute, writes for HuffPost.

"Sometimes markets go wrong. They break. They are dysfunctional or erratic. If you believe in the potential and capacity of markets, it is necessary also to recognise their limitations.

There is a strong British business tradition that supports open markets. But not at the expense of the individual. It is the job of the politician to rule, to govern, to act in the national interest and the interest of its people. That is not the job of the markets. And when the operation of the market damages the people it is right for the government of the day to correct, to remedy and to intervene..."

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