Well ‘yes’ and ‘no’, and not for the reasons you might at first think (confused yet? It will get clearer, I promise). Because the intriguing thing about our housing crisis is that, as a society, we have conceived it, nourished it, and then gone on to teach it everything we know. Many other countries have experienced a similar issue, but in almost all of these cases, house price rises have been moderated by a rebalancing of the fundamental supply and demand equation.
The recent case of Met Police v Kehane is instructive as to how an apparently innocuous act can amount to discrimination in the workplace.