U2ís Bono lobbied government on housing, database shows

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Re: U2ís Bono lobbied government on housing, database shows
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2020, 04:42:12 PM »
I thought the Edge was the housing development expert.

I bet the Minister for Finance was so excited to tell all his dinner party chums that he, like, actually spoke to Bono.

 

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Re: U2ís Bono lobbied government on housing, database shows
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2020, 07:22:10 PM »
I guess he has nothing better to do with the covid pandemic he has to get involved  in something thats good
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Re: U2ís Bono lobbied government on housing, database shows
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2020, 09:34:22 PM »
He's actually a lot smarter on public policy than we give him credit for.

Ireland needs a task force on public housing, it's absolutely absurd that the entire country is dependent on NIMBY politics in Dublin. With such a vast amount of farmland in the country, there is no reason housing in Ireland isn't the cheapest in Europe. Instead Dublin has London prices.
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Re: U2ís Bono lobbied government on housing, database shows
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2020, 07:03:50 PM »
He's actually a lot smarter on public policy than we give him credit for.

Ireland needs a task force on public housing, it's absolutely absurd that the entire country is dependent on NIMBY politics in Dublin. With such a vast amount of farmland in the country, there is no reason housing in Ireland isn't the cheapest in Europe. Instead Dublin has London prices.

California, and especially San Francisco, suffers from extraordinarily high housing prices as well. This is mainly due to NIMBY baby boomers who were all about the peace and love when they moved there and bought their home for $125,000, but now prevent anything else from being built so that that itís worth $3million and rising. 

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Re: U2ís Bono lobbied government on housing, database shows
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2020, 07:12:48 PM »
He's actually a lot smarter on public policy than we give him credit for.

Ireland needs a task force on public housing, it's absolutely absurd that the entire country is dependent on NIMBY politics in Dublin. With such a vast amount of farmland in the country, there is no reason housing in Ireland isn't the cheapest in Europe. Instead Dublin has London prices.

California, and especially San Francisco, suffers from extraordinarily high housing prices as well. This is mainly due to NIMBY baby boomers who were all about the peace and love when they moved there and bought their home for $125,000, but now prevent anything else from being built so that that itís worth $3million and rising.

Yeah, housing is the biggest scam there is.

As much as Elon is pissing me off lately, I hope his Boring company succeeds in creating new commute gateways that will kill the NIMBYNESS of housing.
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Re: U2ís Bono lobbied government on housing, database shows
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2020, 04:46:11 AM »
Good on him.
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Re: U2ís Bono lobbied government on housing, database shows
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2020, 02:16:16 PM »
He's actually a lot smarter on public policy than we give him credit for.

Ireland needs a task force on public housing, it's absolutely absurd that the entire country is dependent on NIMBY politics in Dublin. With such a vast amount of farmland in the country, there is no reason housing in Ireland isn't the cheapest in Europe. Instead Dublin has London prices.

California, and especially San Francisco, suffers from extraordinarily high housing prices as well. This is mainly due to NIMBY baby boomers who were all about the peace and love when they moved there and bought their home for $125,000, but now prevent anything else from being built so that that itís worth $3million and rising.

Median prices in the entire Bay Area, including SF have dropped year over year for a couple or so years.

The median price in Sf is less than half of your number.

As for "preventing anything being built", the housing is already densely packed in San Francisco.

I know the reality is way less dramatic than the rhetoric....it's all about location. Buying a house in a desirable location is expensive the world over.

Try buying a decent condo in London, Seoul, Taipei, Tokyo,

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Re: U2ís Bono lobbied government on housing, database shows
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2020, 03:56:08 PM »
He's actually a lot smarter on public policy than we give him credit for.

Ireland needs a task force on public housing, it's absolutely absurd that the entire country is dependent on NIMBY politics in Dublin. With such a vast amount of farmland in the country, there is no reason housing in Ireland isn't the cheapest in Europe. Instead Dublin has London prices.

California, and especially San Francisco, suffers from extraordinarily high housing prices as well. This is mainly due to NIMBY baby boomers who were all about the peace and love when they moved there and bought their home for $125,000, but now prevent anything else from being built so that that itís worth $3million and rising.

Median prices in the entire Bay Area, including SF have dropped year over year for a couple or so years.

The median price in Sf is less than half of your number.

As for "preventing anything being built", the housing is already densely packed in San Francisco.

I know the reality is way less dramatic than the rhetoric....it's all about location. Buying a house in a desirable location is expensive the world over.

Try buying a decent condo in London, Seoul, Taipei, Tokyo,

The Bay area is currently seeing slightly depressed prices because of the massive trend in remote work, which disproportionately impacts places like SF. But there is plenty of NIMBY stuff there too. Other cities would have agreed to become high-rise a long time ago to alleviate traffic and high prices.
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