As housing becomes more and more unaffordable, liberal mayors have jumped to recognize the crisis. At the same time, they’re fully committed to the status quo, giving carte blanche to developers at the expense of legitimately affordable housing.
Glyn Robbins is a housing worker, campaigner, and trade unionist. His book There’s No Place: The American Housing Crisis and What It Means for the UK was published in 2017. He is a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics.