Thursday, March 28, 2013

Broke: Who Killed the Middle Classes? by David Boyle

I realise this blog is becoming, in some ways, a kind of conversation with Jonathan Calder
writes David Boyle on The Real Blog.

Let me continue that conversation by reporting that David has another book coming out.

The other day I blogged about his The Age to Come. But there is also Broke: Who Killed the Middle Classes?

Discussing its themes back on his blog, David says:
In the 1930s, the heyday of middle-class house buying, a new semi-detached cost just over £500, available with a down payment of £50 (that is why I've got that poster at the top). This was when mortgages cost about 10 per cent of a middle-class incomes and were paid off within sixteen years.

1 comment:

David Boyle said...

Thank you Jonathan. Very much enjoying the conversation!