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So by your thinking, a lot of people when faced with the choice of 'Would I rather be homeless in San Francisco, or have a house but have to get on a train for an hour to see my friends' would choose the former?

Where did I write that. In the ideal world, they wouldn't have to be confronted with that stupid choice. And not just for social life, for their jobs too. Yet there are now low wage workers who have to commute many hours to their jobs and many hours home, and it's been said every 10 minutes more of commute is 10% less social life.

Not that I have the answers... Rent control would be interesting, but well, this isn't socialism, it's cut-throat capitalism, and landlords are out to make maximum profits, your homeless ass be damned!

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