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How do different governments affect house prices?

With yet another general election upon us it seems like a good time to look back and see which government has presided over the best returns for homeowners during the past forty years or so. The starting point is a good one, coming just after the Nixon administration effectively abandoned the Bretton Woods agreement, moving the west into a new economic era. Some of you will perhaps be a little surprised by what you see on the chart above. So here are a few thoughts: My data points for each... Read More >

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