Re: 'big city disease'
Author: Pdxrailtransit
Date: 12-26-2017 - 17:51

R Ruiz Wrote:
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> Limiting the growth of cities, as California has
> done through zoning, regulation, NIMBYism, and the
> not-too-subtle racism of slow-growthers is a
> guaranteed path toward gentrification. Anyone who
> understands the concept of "supply and demand"
> should get that building very little new housing
> in the cities creates soaring rents and housing
> costs, because scarcity drives prices up. These
> policies have done more to drive sprawl than our
> meager transportation projects, because much of
> the middle class can only afford to live distant
> hayseed towns. The throttling of the housing
> market by the self-serving "haves" of this state
> will eventually choke California's thriving
> economy.
>
> While limiting population growth may sound noble
> in the abstract, it pretty much always comes down
> to "I have mine, screw everyone else!"

Very succint, totally agree. I would maybe like to move back to my boyhood home of Corvallis, Oregon, but do the artificial demand for housing for OSU students and anti-growth policies, rents are exorbitant.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  'big city disease' synonymouse 12-26-2017 - 16:11
  Re: 'big city disease' Commenter 12-26-2017 - 16:41
  Subtext Pdxrailtransit 12-26-2017 - 16:54
  Re: Subtext Commenter 12-26-2017 - 17:14
  Re: Subtext david vartanoff 12-26-2017 - 18:08
  Re: If Paul Ryan is for real Great Lakes Guy 12-27-2017 - 17:53
  Re: If Paul Ryan is for real synonymouse 12-27-2017 - 18:19
  Re: 'big city disease' R Ruiz 12-26-2017 - 17:42
  Re: 'big city disease' Pdxrailtransit 12-26-2017 - 17:51
  Re: Disease? Brain wasting urban myths and the usual nonsense Just sayin' 12-26-2017 - 18:27
  Re: Disease? Brain wasting urban myths and the usual nonsense synonymouse 12-26-2017 - 19:47


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