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Side View: demolishing America’s worst McMansions

Side View: demolishing America’s worst McMansions

Welcome to Side View -- a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: irrational consumer rage, another warning against autonomous cars, and where fine china goes when it has broken the law.

Why are our suburban houses so enormous?

Why are our suburban houses so enormous?

It's a commonplace observation that new detached houses in Australia's outer suburbs are much bigger than in the past. The interesting question is, why?

Looming ACCC decision will shape the future of brick-making

Looming ACCC decision will shape the future of brick-making

Are bricks set to go the way of thatched roofs? It all depends on the industry's viability under new rulings.

Poll Bludger: would a modern-day Gough solve voters’ malaise?

Poll Bludger: would a modern-day Gough solve voters’ malaise?

Australia needs a practically minded leader with a sensitivity to bread-and-butter issues -- if only our parties had the ingenuity to produce them.

Australia: home of the McMansion

Australia: home of the McMansion

Australians live in the largest homes on earth, according to new ABS data, which has found the average new Aussie home now has a floor space of 214.6 square metres -- 7% bigger than in the US and triple the UK.

McMansions out of style

McMansions out of style

A new study shows that Americans' craving for bigger houses has diminished with only 4% of architects' clients looking for more square footage. But it's probably more about the economy than the environment...

Australia revealed: Interest rates and financial security

Australia revealed: Interest rates and financial security

Crikey is mining into Roy Morgan Research data to pull out different demographic groups to find out what seats they’re located in and how they are going to vote. With inflation figures out today, we thought we’d look at voters’ views on interest rates and financial security.