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Re: [carfree_cities] Re: Financing and new vs old

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  • James Rombough
    ... What is your point? The fact of the matter is that if you regulate land prices, you will end up with one of the following two situations: 1) The price is
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 5, 2000
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      --- tim <sohi@...> wrote:
      > >I find a big problem with this because it does not
      > allow for individuality in
      > >building types and who cares if the property values
      > go up (or down). What
      > >problem
      > >would this be trying to solve, and what is wrong
      > with the current system
      > >of selling
      > >a piece of property or a house and getting whatever
      > people will pay for it?
      >
      > how about considering the masses of people who live
      > in car free squatter
      > camps
      > who build their houses from junk or sleep in bin
      > liners
      >
      > land rights will be a major issue to solve
      >
      > recently indidgenous tribes who have been victims of
      > greedy foriegn
      > landlords,
      > have tried to block the roads to the rich mans cars
      >

      What is your point? The fact of the matter is that if
      you regulate land prices, you will end up with one of
      the following two situations:

      1) The price is too low, and you have a housing
      shortage.
      2) The price is too high, and people who want to sell
      are stuck there (some will just leave, and then you
      end up with abandoned property).

      Only the market "knows" the right price, not anyone
      else, no matter how smart or well-intentioned you are.

      If developers aren't allowed to make money building in
      a carfree city, there won't be any developers, which
      means no carfree city (new or existing city space).

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