…his data that rent control has had this additional anti-new-housing effect on San Francisco. Again: shit was bad before. Shit was bad after.
Western Culture is built around ideals of individual choice and freedom. Millions of us fiercely defend our right to make “free” choices, while we ignore how we’re manipulated upstream by limited menus we didn’t choose.
In many cases I find that new clients really don’t know what they know or don’t know. They’ve done a bunch of things, but because there’s been no discipline to it they’re actually no farther ahead than when they stared.