You are correct.David13 wrote: ↑Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:08 amWell, it seems to me what they will do is jam more people into less space.Meili wrote: ↑Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:07 amHaving lived in this world for a few decades I've come to the conclusion that pretty much there's always force involved in anything that goes on. The differences of opinion come from what exactly is okay to force on other people.
Here's what I wonder about all this. The rents in Utah have increased by about 50% in the past two years, from what I can tell. What was once $600 is now $900. The wages haven't increased at that rate, however. Will these new developments create more competition in rental rates? Will they enable more people to obtain housing?
Which is something well known to cause all kinds of problems. And just generally lower the quality of life. *
Reminds me of a professor I had at the University of Michigan. He used to look out the window and reminisce about the old days, some of which he had lived.
He said when he found out that there were more than 100,000 people in Washtenaw County, he moved to the next county.
That's sort of what I have done. And I'm quite happy about it, too.
* But it does maximize profit for the developer and the landlord.
This urbanization is not spontaneous or natural. I does affect quality of life. It is part of the prophesies of the last days.Isaiah5:8 ¶ Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth!
(Footnote 8c "IE be left to dwell alone. The wealthy landowners absorb the small farms of the poor."
The USA is the third most populous country in the world. 100% of American's live on 3% of the land. This is by design and is only going to get worse. This is not a Utah issue, or a Utah mindset that blames the UN. It is the current plan, by the UN, and it is being implemented intentionally.
Urbanization does reduce self sufficiency. Think of an IKEA inspired high density housing unit storing a year supply of food or more than a child or two, let alone land to produce for oneself.
We do not have a problem of overpopulation, we have a problem with intentional crowding.
I again reference the current UN 2030 plan.