Last year, the New Economic Foundation produced a provocative analysis of food production, Urgent Recall, arguing that if the real cost of unequal access to a healthy diet and its impact on obesity and social wellbeing was counted along with the cost of environmental damage, lost birds and disappearing butterflies, there would be a public outcry. Most people in Britain spend a smaller proportion of their income on food than in other rich countries. If it cost more, it would be valued more; subsidies would go not to farmers but in, say, income support.
Seriously, food should be more expensive?
Guess generation rent is really, really, valuing those bedsits they’re living in then.