In short, no.
There were some interesting points made on the relative cost of renting a house versus owning, which will doubtless be quoted as some kind of 'proof' that renting is smarter than buying.
Don't get me wrong, I like renting and investing.
It can free up capital to deploy more efficiently.
But to suggest that renting is better than buying for most people over the long haul is highly questionable.
After all, the homeowner owns their place of residence at the end of the mortgage term, and quite likely sooner.
On the other hand the renter faces rents which rise in perpetuity, even if you live for half a century beyond the retirement date.
More than that, plenty of people who rent instead of buy don't invest in anything else outside of their super.
Buying a home can impose a discipline of forced saving for those who are unable to do so otherwise.
In fact, rents have not fallen on an aggregate basis in Australia according to the ABS series across 40 years, and in capital city locations that will likely continue over the long haul as the population grows and inflation continues to depreciate the value of the currency.
I examined this subject in some detail on Property Update here.