Category Archives: Housing

Hospitals, Housing, and a Failure of Governance

It appears that hospitals are getting into the housing the homeless business (boldface mine): In the first half of this year alone, the hospital treated more than 100 long-term patients. All had a medical issue that led to their initial … Continue reading

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Pity the Poor Couple Who Make $450,000 Per Year: Housing Costs Are Too Damn High

It has been a while since we’ve seen a remake of the ‘Pity the Poor Couple Who Make Hundreds of Thousands Per Year‘ column, but a couple of weeks ago, CNBC decided to bring sexy it back! This graphic explains … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Housing | 12 Comments

The Nextdoor Presidency

When the left, construed very broadly, fails at governance (which isn’t the same as legislating), it creates room for very bad actors to offer superficial solutions which lead to very bad things. But I’m getting ahead of myself. By ‘Nextdoor’ … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Democrats, Homelessness, Housing

Camps for the Homeless and the Political Consequences of Failed Governance

Recently, Trump has tried to make homelessness in cities a political issue. Of course, being Trump, his solution is horrible, as it involves shipping the homeless to camps–and this has gone beyond the bullshitting stage, with officials touring unused federal … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Liberties, Conservatives, Democrats, Fucking Morons, Homelessness, Housing | 1 Comment

Accountability, Arrogance, and NIMBY

Over the long weekend, there was a fantastic article about a key element of the housing crisis in many urban metropolitan areas: NIMBY progressives (NIMBY stands for Not In My Back Yard). This is one reason, among many, why I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in DC, Housing, Progressives, Urban Planning

You Can’t Have Gentrification Without a Gentry Class: The SALT Edition

Yes, not enough housing can bid up prices. But as we’ve been saying for years, you can’t have gentrification without a gentry class. In other words, housing prices, in part, are expensive because the gentry class is able to afford … Continue reading

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Housing and National Democrats

To date, only Booker, Harris, Sanders, and Warren have discussed housing (Booker, Harris, and Warren have published plans). Booker last week added a feature to his–he penalizes cities that zone exclusively for single-family housing (boldface mine): Under Booker’s proposal, cities … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Housing