In a 1946 essay, George Orwell proposed that “In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defence of the indefensible.”
Surely the lack of truly affordable housing for citizens with low and no incomes, as well as its most horrific result homelesness, is one towering example of “the indefensible” in a caring society. So, does your government’s speech and writing — at any or every level — seem to today to continue to reflect Orwell’s long-ago observation?
An Australian article unlaces a government shoe that seems to suitably fit the legislative impotence that invariably greets cries to ‘do something’ about an ever-deepening housing crisis. Read more in THEFIFTHESTATE: Social housing is not a bloody-minded numbers game