Author Topic: Vancouver passes Manhattan and San Francisco!  (Read 330 times)

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Offline Omni

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Re: Vancouver passes Manhattan and San Francisco!
« on: November 10, 2017, 11:57:57 pm »
Endlessly growing the population is not a long term solution. Eventually we will have to figure out how to manage an economy with a stable population. I see no reason not to start now. More importantly, would you rather live in slow/no growth economy where your kids and grand-kids could can afford housing or would you rather live in faster growth economy where housing prices continue to rise faster than wages and leaves more and more people behind?

More importantly, the idea that Canada has "lots of space" is a myth in practice because everyone wants/needs to live in big cities. If Canada really had "lots of space that people want to use" we would not see out of control property prices.

Oh c'mon. Canada has tons of space. And the way to create those cities you reckon everybody wants to live in, is simply to increase the population/tax base. There is every reason to start now so kids and grandkids can afford housing as they can in the US. Check the prices down there compared to here. 
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