Renegade Economists Show 517
The former UN Special Rapporteur for the right to housing and Prof of Architecture and Urban Design (Uni Sao Paolo) Raquel Rolnik joins to discuss her new book War on Places. We delve into the seismic shift in housing as a commodified asset.
Raquel’s report as UN Special Rapporteur on the financialisation of housing:
UK Report: Report of the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, and on the right to non-discrimination in this context, Raquel Rolnik
Prof Rolnik’s work on territorial exclusion (she asked me off-tape about the level of commercial vacancy – yes that is the big one, regularly around 15 -20% in Melbourne)
The largest wealth transfer in living memory
We didn’t get time to discuss it, but Prof Rolnik is also very concerned about Rental Backed Mortgage Securities.
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