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follow Patrick 2018 Apr 29, 7:17pm
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One of the greatest impediments to easing the housing affordability crisis in evermore-expensive both-coast cities like Washington is the dominance of marketplace-hating and regulation-loving attitudes among political and affluent elites.These influential constituencies mistakenly believe that more development mandates and regulations will somehow ease the accelerating economic exile of both middle-class and lower-income residents.Worse, it prompts an unseemly melding of free-market opposition and classic NIMBY-intervention intent on code-worded concepts such as neighborhood character, historic preservation and allowable density. ...Treating developers like demons while imagining government as devil-slayers has become a popular political fantasy among left-leaning activists and political groups, and has regrettably become bible-and-verse for moderate-no-more Democrats.
People need to respect each others’ views and have an actual dialogue instead of insulting each other and calling each other a terrorist or a racist because you don’t agree.
This is not exactly my story, but it's not all that far off
A libertarian is a conservative who has been arrested."
Cars etc. that required you to purchase another one every 3-4 years because of shitty quality ?
The 50/60 s were a "Golden Age" ? How did I miss that growing up ?