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2 thoughts on “What else ya got?

  1. blueridgeguvnor

    I’m not sure what Mr Molton thinks is a better alternative.

    Maybe instead of hollow grandstanding like reparations, hotels for homeless, AirBnB freezes, hotel moratoriums, should AVL just straight up subsidize housing for AVL residents?

    How much more can we manipulate the market here ? It’s so messed up from short sighted leaders, truly a disgrace.

  2. kw

    When I was 27 or 28 and scraping by in Los Angeles, I took a trip north to Monterrey and Salinas and Carmel. One evening I found myself just a few feet from Clint Eastwood in the Hog’s Breath Saloon (which he owned) and I thought, “Man, I’d love to live in Carmel.” But I could not afford to live in Carmel and did not think it was the duty of the people of Carmel to create/subsidize housing, so I eventually bought a place where I could afford to live. It’s far too complex and unsustainable to try to manipulate the housing market. Just as you cannot defy gravity, you cannot ignore reality. Those who cannot afford to live here should consider other places. Sometimes you must give up the battle to win the war.

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