Businesses are great investments while houses are poor ones, so I'd rather rent the latter and own the former.
I just knew it! I've previously made the case for renting vs. buying in favour of using a high-interest CMT earning 6% or more compounded quarterly as a wealth generation vehicle. The writer points out that houses provide zero real returns after inflation, while stocks consistently provide 7%, so it looks like I wasn't far off the mark!
Maybe a time will come when renters are afforded some respect yet!