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Housing policy transformedThe right to buy and the desire to own$
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Peter King

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781847422132

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847422132.001.0001

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Owning and using things Introduction

Owning and using things Introduction

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(p.15) Two Owning and using things Introduction
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Housing policy transformed
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Peter King

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847422132.003.0002

This chapter looks at the conceptual support for the RTB, and considers the nature of conservatism and how this links to property ownership. This shows how the RTB fits into an established set of ideas on the role of property ownership, as well as how this is connected to personal responsibility and self-reliance. The discussion on responsibility is extended into one on the concept of really private finance, which is used to capture the way one seeks to control and use his own resources to meet his own needs, expectations, and aspirations.

Keywords:   conceptual support, RTB, conservatism, property ownership, personal responsibility, self-reliance

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