Dad used to strike all the time when I was a kid. But when Maggie Thatcher let us buy a house Mum wouldn’t let him strike anymore because she didn’t want to fall behind with the mortgage.
This was a young English woman’s story.
There are many other benefits of home ownership which is why only those ideologically opposed to independence seem to have any problems with the government’s plan to allow state house tenants to buy their own homes.
If the English experience is any guide, improved industrial harmony may be an unexpected, and very positive, consequence of the policy too.
P.S. Kiwiblog has a round up of editorials on the issue.