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(1) Residence ≠ House
(2) Money ≠ Resource

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Wed Aug 7th, 2013 at 06:52:12 PM EST
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Well, I thought that would be detached house.
I'm sure I've heard people use "house" for flats.

Anyway, it's clear that the need is in terms of residence, not houses.
And it's not just money that is idle (though that too). Indeed, money is no problem at all for the economy as a whole, it's just a tool.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Thu Aug 8th, 2013 at 03:53:05 AM EST
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House is often used where I believe colonials would use "home". It can encompass flats/apartments and so on, depending on context. In this context it means all the places people might live.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Aug 8th, 2013 at 04:19:38 AM EST
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"Home", also often referred to by the term 'household'. Of course both your home and your household can be under a bridge.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Aug 8th, 2013 at 09:53:50 PM EST
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Under that connotation, the question "s there even room for a million houses in the UK?" makes no sense. Simply converting a detached residence from single occupancy to dual occupancy would double the number of "houses" with no change in the amount of room taken.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Fri Aug 9th, 2013 at 12:34:27 PM EST
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"And it's not just money that is idle"

I only mentioned resources as being idle, not money. It should be beside the point whether money is "idle" or not: if it isn't beside the point, the monetary system is broken by design.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Fri Aug 9th, 2013 at 12:31:54 PM EST
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...the monetary system is broken by design.

To disguise that fact great effort has gone into 'educating' the public so that they understand that the present system is 'natural' and that all of the alternatives are horrible and un-(whichever country of which you are a citizen.)

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Aug 9th, 2013 at 01:03:15 PM EST
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