I just dont get it Justin , I wonder if it`s political or need , I think the housing cost situation is a worldwide situation , housing costs whould be about 3 to 3.5 times the average yearly wage some economists state where as In New Zealand it`s at least 6.5 and regionally even higher .
I do beleive the right to housing should exist if it becomes to unobtainable , there must be a point where hard work can provide , I dont beleive in hand outs , but do beleive a fair system would address hard work and housing needs .
You also talking to the guy that thinks it should be his right to go build a log cabin and live in the wilderness and live off the land .
I am always perplexed by the wealth and poverty of the US , dont get me wrong I`ve seen homeless in a lot of places , And economically i`m fairly conservative , I beleive folks should work for what they need and better themselves in the process .
the Question i`m stuck on is wether the average person can come out of these economys in a good way , can they get by , or is mr average now at subsistance level , and Mr Below average is hitting the welfare lines and possibly the street .
I just see an interesting development in developed societys , one where the luxury consumable is in reach of all , but where the necessitys of life seem more out of reach , Everyone can afford a dvd and a home pc , or even stretch to a fairly impressive vehicle , but somehow the important things get out of reach .
It`s an intersting area to me , Ive swung a hammer for habitat for humanity (just a couple days ) and I wonder whats involved in changing the poverty cycle , I do beleive affordable housing is the key factor (for those with a work ethic)
this kind of stuff raises more questions than it answers , I just no a shanty town is a terribl thing , even as a protest , there is the real potential of acceptance .