A guy just transcribed 30 years of for-rent ads. Here’s what it taught us about housing prices
Michael Andersen

How about de-centralizing the highly paid jobs and encouraging development of the economy outside of San Francisco? I realize that the idea of moving jobs out of the Bay Area sounds like crazy talk, but the problem is that too many jobs with extremely high salaries in one location is what is fueling the problem. There are so many areas which desperately need jobs and could benefit from the less skilled jobs that pop up around tech workers settling in the area, but instead of pushing for that sort of movement (which would relieve strain of all sorts and not include sprawl), we keep trying to move the pieces on an already overcrowded board. The problem is that nobody likes that answer because everybody wants the benefits from concentrating all of that money in one place, and nobody wants the problems (homelessness, insane housing, over-taxing of systems, pushing out of necessary service people because they don’t make stratospheric salaries).

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