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Hm, that just make me realize something: we prohibit people from taking (or offering) jobs with wages below a minimum ... but we allow them to also live in places (and be offered such rentals) so expensive that that they're in poverty, under a more reasonable "discretionary income" metric.

Doesn't seem consistent.

Are you implying the government should tell you where you have to live? It's been tried before.

Perhaps a better idea would be to simply educate people in household economics with available books, podcasts, TV shows, libraries, etc.

Oh wait, we already do that.

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