OT - Gas to hit 4.00
amb-plug at bradfords.org
Fri Jun 20 22:45:02 MDT 2008
Thus said Dave Smith on Fri, 20 Jun 2008 21:08:20 MDT:
> Repeat after me: Developers build houses to make money.
And people buy them because they value the home (even if it isn't as
nicely made as they once were) more than the money they have, or might
make in the future (where debt is involved). Did anyone ever say that
developers build houses to lose money? And your point about developers
building houses to make money is?
> They will cut cost in every possible way.
If the people buying the homes don't like this cost cutting, they don't
have to buy the home. If they don't like the final product that the
developer has product, they dont' have to buy.
> Houses haven't gotten cheaper over the decades.
According to which standard of measure?
> House prices have out-paced inflation at least 5 to 1. Why isn't the
> quality going *up* if houses are getting more expensive?
I assume you have the answer. Care to share the wealth?
> Houses are not Transformer toys. Toys have gotten cheaper. Houses have
> gotten more expensive, and yet both toys and houses have gone *down*
> in quality. Yes, comparing houses to toys is logical fallacy (proof by
> false analogy, actually).
Will you offer a proof by true analogy?
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