Council house dwellers are to be offered 50% off to buy their homes. Based on my flimsy knowledge of economics I do not agree with this. I know people who I went to school with who went straight on the dole, obtained council houses, spent the next 20 years flitting in and out various jobs as neccesary and now are the owners of their homes which are worth 100k plus on today's market. Am I right to be outraged or am I missing something? Like I said - I'm no economist.