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The Rent Is Too Damn High: What To Do About It, And Why It Matters More Than You Think

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From prominent political thinker and widely followed Slate columnist, a polemic on high rents and housing costs—and how these costs are hollowing out communities, thwarting economic development, and rendering personal success and fulfillment increasingly difficult to achieve.Rent is an issue that affects nearly everyone. High rent is a problem for all of us, extending beyond personal financial strain. High rent drags on our country’s overall rate of economic growth, damages the environment, a…

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Why 2016 Will Be the Manhattan Skyline’s Biggest Year Ever(r/nyc)

> Does this really contribute to unaffordable apartments for the rest of us?

No. The big problem with cities involves extreme supply restrictions. See for example here and here, and do read the pieces each link in turn links to.

When the supply of something is restricted as demand rises, prices rise. That’s exactly what’s happening in NYC. The presence of a small number of super-tall buildings is not terribly relevant. The presence of a large number of new units in the context of the city as a whole does matter.

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Matthew Yglesias

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