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Post 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
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Post by rjbman »

oh god yimby / nimby discourse has reached care-tags

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.
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nephew snuck up on me while i was watching a grown man in a donald duck costume play kingdom hearts on twitch

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what did you say you were watching.
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I wrote my book club post and then the preview button eated all my fun statements and I'm blue
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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?
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