More point, sigh and moralise. No workable solutions.
Dorling is the 'darling' of the chatteratti, so he gets lots of column inches as a well-informed social commentator. There is a lot of factual material here, some nice graphs. Yes, you will be shocked to learn how bad the situation is, how many are suffering, why nasty governments are making things worse. But you probably know this already, so you turn to the bit about 'What We Can Do About it'. Oh dear! Like so many books of this genre Dorling's 'solutions' are confined to the last chapter, and consist of little more than a list of bullet points:
"We need to help the rich to control themselves"
"A land value tax.....is now being proposed.."
"I would advocate gradually reforming Council Tax"
"Mortgage controls....great state intervention is currently required"
There are more throwaway points in this vein, but you will notice what they have in common: they are all vague, generalised and give no indication who should implement them, nor how they will affect homeowners. Why any of these should 'work' and what kind of housing market would eventuate is nowhere to be seen.
I am frankly fed up with reading books which tell you how bad things are, and who might be to blame for this situation — what I'd call the Point, Sigh and Moralise philosophy.