rugbysecondrow t1_j5yofzw wrote

totally disagree. Owner occupied homeowners spend way more than renters on upkeep, decor, renovations, landscaping, appliances, furniture, paint etc etc etc.

There is a reason why owner occupied home ownership is tax subsidized by the government, because it spurs economic activity. Offers stability to the local economies and it actually better for capitalistic endeavors.


rugbysecondrow t1_iw422xf wrote

This. As an employer in a system with less transparency, I am more apt to give larger raises to people who actually deserve them. With transparency, I am less likely to give larger raises and I am incentivized to keep all pay low and all pay as equitable as possible, even though we all know employees are not equal.

This stat seems totally plausible.