So local authorities could make money by acting as a land broker?
They could also finance the development, making money by acting as a bank. Then they could list and sell the new houses, making money as a realtor. Indeed, they might open all kinds of for-profit business - grocery stores, car dealerships.... Why do I see a problem here?
All of the problem the report outlines are serious and real, but the biggest problem is that there are too many people to feed. It is time we built a culture that recognises anyone with more than two children as selfish pigs.
You've heard of "Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells"? Well, I live in Holland Park and I've Had It. Up to here! An old curmudgeon, I rant and rave about things I read, see or hear in the News. Frequently sarcastic, irreverent and libertarian; often wrong - but never uncertain.