Study: The Housing Crisis can be Solved, but Requires Fighting Construction Monopolies
It has been a timeless concern of the United States government to worry about disparities in housing conditions...
It has been a timeless concern of the United States government to worry about disparities in housing conditions. In the span of the first fifty years, the United States housing crisis was widely thought to have stemmed from the failure of construction industries adopting new technology (i.e. factory production methods).
The eventual introduction of these methods in many industries had greatly narrowed the quality of goods consumed by low and high income Americans. It has been known why the industry failed to adopt these methods: Monopolies in traditional construction blocked and sabotages them.
However, in the last fifty years, little has changed. There is still the looming failure to adopt factory methods, like HUD and NAHB, that blocks the attempts to adopt them. As a result of the monopolies blocking them, productivity records of the construction industry has been disgusting.
There is one thing that has changed. There is very little discussion of factory-built homes. Of the very few recognizing the industry’s failure, there is no realization that monopolies are blocking the methods. These monopolies, in particular, HUD and NAHB, can cause ridiculous amounts of trouble in our country and through misinformation and deceit - they cover it up. Seems a little beyond belief but what exactly is too far any more with all that has been uncovered about America, politicians, corporate execs., etc.?
In history, however, it isn’t uncommon that this happens. There are many other industries where monopolies have inflicted great harm to Americans. Take for example the tobacco industry. The great harm done has been covered up (as if it is normal) through misinformation and deceit…
Read the PDF study HERE