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Re: ramdom thought thread revival

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2022 5:48 pm
by SyntacticallyCorrect
What's the read on affordable housing solutions. I feel like the progressive/lefty circles I orbit around are starting to bifurcate where the most 'progressive' minds seem to be very /very/ anti-development because it seems impossible to decouple increasing housing supply and displacement (even if its just a downstream side-effect).

Seems like a lot of people point to Minneapolis as a good example of good housing policy

Re: ramdom thought thread revival

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:15 pm
by rjbman
oh god yimby / nimby discourse has reached care-tags

edit:
Spoiler:
obviously when we don't have enough housing where people want to live, shit is more expensive. there are ways to prevent displacement via rent control but also rent control is nowhere near sufficient to maintain affordability and just locks existing tenants in and locks out everyone else. build more, ideally publicly owned.

Re: ramdom thought thread revival

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2022 11:07 pm
by ramdomthought
nephew snuck up on me while i was watching a grown man in a donald duck costume play kingdom hearts on twitch

asked what it was i was watching on twitch

i've never been more embarassed

Re: ramdom thought thread revival

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2022 1:03 pm
by bels
what did you say you were watching.

Re: ramdom thought thread revival

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2022 11:10 pm
by thewisdomoftime
I wrote my book club post and then the preview button eated all my fun statements and I'm blue

Re: ramdom thought thread revival

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2022 12:53 am
by freddy
I miss having a lot of non-sequitur random thoughts. Remission is surreal and awe-inducing. Not sure what's next. Life isn't so random anymore. What now?