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A documentary shedding light on the global phenomenon of the commodification of housing and consequent lack of affordability, especially through the eyes of Leilani Farha, a United Nations special rapporteur on housing who lives in Canada.

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Credited cast:
Leilani Farha Leilani Farha ... Herself
Saskia Sassen Saskia Sassen ... Herself
Stig Westerdahl Stig Westerdahl ... Himself
Joseph Stiglitz Joseph Stiglitz ... Himself
Frederik Jurdell Frederik Jurdell ... Himself
Florian Schmidt Florian Schmidt ... Himself
Roberto Saviano Roberto Saviano ... Himself
Ada Colau ... Herself
Michael Müller Michael Müller ... Himself
Leila Bozony Leila Bozony ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Louis Johnson Michael Louis Johnson ... Himself
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A documentary shedding light on the global phenomenon of the commodification of housing and consequent lack of affordability, especially through the eyes of Leilani Farha, a United Nations special rapporteur on housing who lives in Canada.

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One sided, shallow, debunked Marxist views on housing, no solutions
22 August 2019 | by VoyagerMN1986See all my reviews

Really this is just a sick and digusting take by people like Leilani Farha who have a self interest in exploiting those who are victims of th "public housing" scam. There was so much debunked nonsense that it qualifies as a tin foil conspracy thoery screed. Not once is there mention that advanced countries and jurisdictions are reducing this public housing dependence scam because it has been shown to keep people in poverty.

To start with I don't say "Marxist" here as some kind of hyperbole. The people proposing "solutions" in this documentary are quite literally proposing a Marxist view against private ownership, that is you and I, owning our own homes. This despite a mountain of evidence, worldwide, that private ownership of housing is the single largest wealth and asset building venue for the working poor, and middle class. On average those populations living in "public" housing are less likely to take jobs, less likely to work, less likely to advance at work than otherwise same demographic cohorts who own or are private stakeholders in their housing or those who rent from private owned housing. Public housing also has nearly double the rate of crime victimization of residents than same jurisdiction privately owned housing. Double the rate of robbery, double burglary, muggings, yes even double the rate of sexual assault. Yet there are some desperately clinging to Soviet Marxism even today

Please do also note how people walk away from this documentary completely disinformed by tis falsehoods. The reviewer who gave this a "10" states that corporate (private) interests are "diametrical opposed" to renters. That is completely debunked zero sum nonsense that has been proven wrong in housing markets over and over. Why is it the ratio of public housing in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Canada and the US is falling? Is socially conscious Sweden reducing its ratio of public owned (government owned) housing for no reason? No. It is doing so because the data indicate that public housing actually harms most of the residents in such housing.

Finally, why no views at all from the other side? The makers claim to have asked one person from the other side, when there are literally thousands of academics from the other side? There in fact are many center left experts, academics and politicians in Nordic countries who have promoted reductions in public housing. Why not their take?


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