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    Re: Anti-Tech Protesters Target VC With Vulgar Flyer

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    Do you remember one of the final scenes from that movie, where the guys had finally gotten away from the hillbillies and were sharing dinner with some old ladies? They were saying how big the corn was this year, how their gardens were growing...

    ...and that was my youth in a nutshell, sitting at the table listening to my family talk about how the garden was growing, how the crops of the local farmers were doing, and so forth.
    It's like that in rural areas everywhere, including mine when I was a child. Greater freedoms and closer families, for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    The primary damage is from increases in prices for homes and home/apartment rentals and commercial space. This results is drastic rent and home price increases, evictions and displacement.
    Are you advocating national price deflation in real estate values? It would be good for the economy, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    if they spent half the time working and investing as they did protesting then they might be in better shape.

    last time i checked you didn't earn anything protesting.
    Tell that to the Union Bosses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It's like that in rural areas everywhere, including mine when I was a child. Greater freedoms and closer families, for sure.
    Closer families, yes...but the 'greater freedoms' is quite debatable, particularly if you're a racial minority. I mean, yeah, I can understand why you probably said that - no HOA rules, we can go shoot our guns if we want, have a beer and take a whiz in our front yard if we want, drive down the road like a bat out of hell, enjoy a sunrise or sunset in peace from your front porch, and the only noise you hear is from the doves or the crickets...yeah, been there, done that. There's things I do so greatly miss about life in the MS Delta.

    But there's more to freedom than that. In urban areas there's far more opportunities for work and education, and significantly better health care. I mean, life out in the boonies is nice, it's fine...but most parents also want their kids to have better opportunities, and for them to live in safer places.

    And this is why, if you'll look up the stats, rural states generally have lower educational attainment rates, lower percentages of health insurance coverage, higher poverty rates, higher divorce rates, higher teenage pregnancy rates, higher homicide rates.

    Rural states are generally conservative red states...but these statistics are NOT because of conservative governance - it's just the other way around. Rural (red) states have conservative governance because they are rural states...and people who grow up in rural areas are generally more conservative (I was once strongly conservative) - and that's true not just in America, but all over the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Tell that to the Union Bosses.
    yea i think strike pay is 50 bucks a week maybe 100.

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    I believe merely being more Faithful to an existing federal doctrine and State laws regarding employment at will could solve this simple social dilemma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Home prices generally go up in areas which become more prosperous. Many who own homes look on this as a good thing.

    Yes, rents are higher in prosperous areas moreso than in poorer neighborhoods. If we can't afford to live in high-end areas then we are generally forced to move to areas which we can afford, though few call it 'displacement'.. That's been generally accepted everywhere.
    It is considered displacement when it is a sudden process that changes the character of neighborhoods and creates widespread hardship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    Are you advocating national price deflation in real estate values? It would be good for the economy, right?
    No. I don't advocate price deflation. It is an issue best addressed at a local or regional level. Rent control and eviction protections are the best solutions for rentals. The best solution for owned property that I know about is requiring that larger new developments are required to offer a portion of the units at affordable prices. All three of these measures are in place in SF, they probably only need some expansion or adjustment.

    One issue in San Francisco is that the regional boundaries used to officially determine median income includes a very prosperous adjacent county, which makes the median income for the area much higher than the actual median income for the city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    It is considered displacement when it is a sudden process that changes the character of neighborhoods and creates widespread hardship.
    The same happens when blacks start moving into a white neighborhood except that instead of price increases there are price decreases. If ethical principles prevent us from stopping this process from occurring and thus saving people from an erosion of wealth, what do you imagine can be done to stop the processes you highlight when one significant byproduct is that the wealth of homeowners is increased. Give us some specific solutions that you favor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Rent control and eviction protections are the best solutions for rentals.
    If I have a million bucks, I can invest it in mutual funds, I can buy baseball cards, I can go on trips, or I can buy investment property.

    If you see a social problem in San Francisco why do you feel justified in devaluing my property to solve that COMMUNITY problem? The landlord can no longer earn the return he counted on, the value of his investment diminishes because value is linked to returns.

    Why don't we just seize your car and sell it, then take the money and put it into a rental subsidy pool and give that money to low income renters? What's that, why should your car be seized to pay for that rental pool? I don't know, probably for the same reason that a landlord has to have his asset devalued.

    The best solution for owned property that I know about is requiring that larger new developments are required to offer a portion of the units at affordable prices.
    Again this shifts the burden of fixing a social problem onto only a few individuals and those who buy their product. Why should the new buyer pay for the problems of the whole community?

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