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Offline TimG

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Re: Vancouver passes Manhattan and San Francisco!
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2017, 01:09:30 am »
Except we need to grow the population to grow the economy. Agai, simply look south. Should be obvious.
And one of the reasons we need to grow the economy is to pay for services needed for the larger number of people. Your argument is like saying we have to keep using heroin because the stopping causes withdrawal symptoms. Stopping population growth would slow GDP growth but that is not necessarily a bad thing. In the long term we would forced to develop a more efficient and productive economy that will also be sustainable in the long term. It would also have a huge impact on housing affordability. It is a mystery why anyone who cares about out of control housing costs is unwilling to address to demand side of the equation.