In the UK, all we ever talk about is celebrities, the weather and House prices. House prices are a national obsessions, fuelled by TV programs like ‘property ladder’, ‘location location location’ and ‘buy a new home in the country’ (or whatever it’s called).
It’s also an obsession with politicians. because so many UK families have a mortgage, the price of their house is a vital indicator of wealth, and by inference, satisfaction with the government. House prices are currently falling in the UK, which people renting LOVE, but people who recently bought, or who own buy-to-let mortgaged properties HATE. This means the relative size, location and voting propensity of these groups become a major factor in policy decisions.
So do you think it should be a voter group for the game? I’m surprised it hasn’t been mentioned before. It’s only now (with the credit crunch) that this is seeming like an omission to me. Is this just a British thing, or is it common in other countries too?