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In Colorado, one of the big complaints is about "affordable" housing. Property in small mountain towns attractive to rich flatlanders gets bought up at hugely inflated prices, the locals can no longer afford to live there, so there is nobody around to work in the restaurants on the weekends. Everybody is mad: the rich because the restaurants are closed, restaurant owners because they can't hire workers at sub-minimum wage, the locals because they can't afford to live there any more.

Political solution: "we need more affordable housing! Which the state or federal government needs to pay for!!!"

No, what you need is to pay the workers more.

Typical example of socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor.

by asdf on Thu Oct 28th, 2021 at 03:24:30 PM EST

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