And much of that comes from leaving the market up to the banks, resulting in few but expensive buildings being built each year to maintain high price and the hot potato loan market.
Seriously, if you graph out the house prices and household debt, they line up perfectly.
On a different note though, different political parties have different stances on where people should live. Some wants everyone to clump around the cities, while others wants people to live more dispersed.
End result is that the rural population is turning gray and male, as the younger generations (particular females) move to cities to get higher educations and end up staying there.
In Finland, the dispersed nature of residental communities – along with strong public transportation links to allow people to commute elsewhere – is an intentional choice: the idea is that quality of life is higher if there is more greenery and open space. Does Norway not have a similar approach?
We sadly have a political party that more or less glorify USA, and by extension car culture, and stonewall anything that smells of public transportation etc.
ie. Labor costs have risen dramatically, while labor quality (craftsmanship) has declined. New buildings are more like an assembly of products than a collected effort of artisans to make a lasting, beautiful structure.
What a great sentence!
I hope and expect that “whom” will be deprecated within my lifetime, but it will be a shame to miss out on sentences like this one.
It is very satisfying to see the passive voice used so irreproachably too.