10 important points about the CA housing shotage
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1   someone else   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 1, 5:32pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

I love these three points especially:


7. People want to live where there are jobs and culture. For years, government has tried to subsidize housing in expensive areas. But rather than bring housing where there are jobs, maybe we should try to foster more jobs where there is abundant housing. Making inexpensive areas more livable would also help bridge the gap between rich and poor in California. If an employer is willing to relocate to an area with cheap housing and core infrastructure (transit, water, healthcare), then our policies should facilitate that.

9. One factor in skyrocketing home prices in the last decade has been the Federal Reserve. It has been creating trillions of dollars to buy government bonds and prop up the economy. That makes the value of dollars (and interest rates) sink and the value of assets (such as houses) rise. Programs such as housing subsidies that reduce costs are just a drop when compared to the immense bucketful of money that has increased asset prices. Activists should start focusing some of their attention on national monetary policy.

10. While having a roof over your head is a human right, being hip is not. Even during times of unprecedented price increases, there are often bargains to be had in places that are a little less trendy. Some, but not all, of the complaints about affordability come from people who are simply frustrated that they can’t live in the stylish neighborhood of their choice.
2   Heraclitusstudent   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 1, 9:25pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

CA needs a new metropolis in the north. Move jobs there and create it from scratch.
3   Sniper   ignore (8)   2017 Oct 1, 9:35pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

What's a "shotage"
4   Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 1, 9:58pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Heraclitusstudent says
CA needs a new metropolis in the north. Move jobs there and create it from scratch.


I like this idea. Water is needed for a new metropolis, and the largest river in the north seems to be the Klamath, which empties at the tiny down of Klamath (pop 779):



Let's all move there and buy up the place, develop it, and bring jobs there. We would get super rich through land appreciation.

Who's in?
6   joeyjojojunior   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 2, 6:53am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Patrick says
One factor in skyrocketing home prices in the last decade has been the Federal Reserve. It has been creating trillions of dollars to buy government bonds and prop up the economy. That makes the value of dollars (and interest rates) sink and the value of assets (such as houses) rise. Programs such as housing subsidies that reduce costs are just a drop when compared to the immense bucketful of money that has increased asset prices. Activists should start focusing some of their attention on national monetary policy.


This is a logical fallacy. Increasing the number of dollars in existence makes zero difference in the real cost of housing. The cost of housing per hour of labor does not change if there is 1 dollar in existence of 1 bazillion trillion dollars in existence.

What makes a difference is how those dollars are allocated. Which is why you should be complaining less about the Federal Reserve and more about the tax plan put forth by Trump.
7   HEY YOU   ignore (7)   2017 Oct 12, 9:43am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

"It has been creating trillions of dollars to buy government bonds and prop up the economy."

I'm not afraid! I'll say it!
Fiat Currency!
Has there ever been anything else?

"German Emperor Wilhelm II and the German parliament decided unanimously to fund the war entirely by borrowing,[1] a decision criticized by financial experts such as Hjalmar Schacht as a dangerous risk for currency devaluation.[2]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperinflation_in_the_Weimar_Republic
Any other country come to mind.
http://www.usdebtclock.org/
8   Satoshi_Nakamoto   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 12, 5:15pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Patrick says
10. While having a roof over your head is a human right, being hip is not. Even during times of unprecedented price increases, there are often bargains to be had in places that are a little less trendy. Some, but not all, of the complaints about affordability come from people who are simply frustrated that they can’t live in the stylish neighborhood of their choice.


This. The rest is BS.
9   Satoshi_Nakamoto   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 12, 5:18pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Patrick says
Heraclitusstudent says
CA needs a new metropolis in the north. Move jobs there and create it from scratch.


I like this idea. Water is needed for a new metropolis, and the largest river in the north seems to be the Klamath, which empties at the tiny down of Klamath (pop 779):



Let's all move there and buy up the place, develop it, and bring jobs there. We would get super rich through land appreciation.

Who's in?


Careful: they have an Indian tribe there. Yurok, IIRC.

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