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Old 08-11-2019, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by DrDeth View Post
No, it can't. The "market" is made up of a lot of evil greedy people out to make a quick cheap buck at the expense of others, leaving behind a stinking mess they no longer care about.
Somehow this system produces widely available, affordable housing in one of the most advanced and wealthiest cities on the planet. I'm pretty far from a die-hard capitalist, but market action really is the most successful solution for some problems (but certainly not all) -- dining options, vacation options, entertainment options, and housing options being notable. The Bay Area is very clearly failing at ensuring affordable housing is available for all its workers, and it's failing by preventing market action from solving these problems like it's solved and prevented them in Tokyo.

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