David McWilliams: Stop hiding behind faux arguments when objecting to new homes

The solution to too few homes is more homes. The solution to far too few homes is lots more homes. You might think this is obvious. It is. Yet objections to new building abound and are coming from several quarters, including a quite unscientific movement which argues that building new homes is the problem. 

Help me here. Is the argument that building less homes will cause house prices and rents to fall? If so, why don’t we just bulldoze a few estates, cut supply, and see how that feels? 

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