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Moerdac t1_iy5oaen wrote

That way they can sit empty like all the other houses. Why arent these damn millennials buying houses? Secondary joke is: brought to you by the same people who made paper straws.


ravensteel539 t1_iy8uzb0 wrote

Lmao I was just talking to someone about paper straws — that’s a good comparison to draw. Like, yeah, it’s technically better than plastic, but doesn’t solve the underlying issues like trash in the ocean OR the ecologically destructive nature of both the plastic AND paper industries. If that weren’t bad enough, it also is super unpleasant to use and actively makes people dislike environmentalist causes.

The housing one bugs me, similarly — the issue isn’t building materials, it’s that housing costs are massively over-inflated compared to wages and we’ve sold our nation’s soul to the renting/AirBnB markets. The housing crisis is a feature of the housing market, not a bug, and single-family zoning keeps saturated housing areas similarly sparse of actual home owners.

This is where the difference between performative progressiveness and actual progressiveness crops up. If talks of change threaten markets and businesses taking advantage of the disaster/crisis, we’ll just be thrown resin hovels and disintegrating paper straws.


Moerdac t1_iy8xdxq wrote

If missing the point was an industry surely it would be manufactured housing.


ravensteel539 t1_iy8xrj2 wrote

That, or a gauche and bad-faith attempt to cash in on very real suffering by pretending it’ll solve those real problems.