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Comment: Re:Without reading TFA, but living in the area... (Score 1) 356

by TheDarkMaster (#46782007) Attached to: San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained
Is... Just... A... Example! Is really so hard to understand this? And even worse, you do not understand that no one in his right mind would go around telling that he gets a huge profit in any business, because everyone would want to do the same thing and would end his business!

Comment: Re:Without reading TFA, but living in the area... (Score 1) 356

by TheDarkMaster (#46771219) Attached to: San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained
False. "supply and demand" only works in economic theory. In our harsh reality you have monopolies, combination of prices between vendors, even plain extortion. The average buyer becomes obligated to purchase for $10000 regardless of whether he can spend this or not, even though the market has only one buyer in a thousand able to pay $10000.

One example? On my country (Brazil), You can get government-subsidized loans with the bank to afford homes costing up to, say, $30000. Most homes here do not cost all that to be built, the majority could be sold at a good profit for let's say $10000. But what happens? Because people can apply for loans of up to 30000, then out of nowhere all the houses now cost at least that (but they actually cost much less than that). The result is that most homes are unoccupied, for those who can not afford them or who do not accept pay them.

(And do not take this as a personal offense... But for me the north-american mentality of "maximum profit at any cost" is a cancer that will wipe out humanity soon or later.)

Comment: Re:Without reading TFA, but living in the area... (Score 1) 356

by TheDarkMaster (#46770679) Attached to: San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained
You humans do have serious problems with extremes. The point is: I are the builder. I spent $1000 to make the house. If I sold for $2000, I will have a generous 100% profit. But, why I need to sell for $10000 just because someone can afford this? And worst of all my friend, maybe the buyer can pay $10000, but why he would do that when he knows that my house would cost at most $2000? Or I as builder end up getting nothing at all, or I end up starting another housing bubble, and you already know what happens when it bursts.

In summary: Having some profit is acceptable. Horever, to want 900% profit as in the example is simply stupid, blind greed.

Comment: Re:WTF?? (Score 2) 789

15-year olds sociopaths. Bullies needs do be jailed for life, because they are simply unable to live in society. and if that is not enough, then they should be killed. And if that does not happen now, it will happen sooner or later when they become adults. Therefore it is better to kill then before they cause innocent victims.

Comment: Re:Without reading TFA, but living in the area... (Score 1) 356

by TheDarkMaster (#46765905) Attached to: San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained
...everybody knows these guys have money so they charge accordingly

This is the fundamental root of the whole problem. If the builder has spent $ 1000 to build a house and there is someone who can afford to pay 10000, the builder does not want to receive, say, 2000 by the house (which would be already a 100% profit!). No, he wants to receive the 10000 merely because someone can pay. Pure and simple greed in action.

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