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Aug 17 The Establishment commented on Guest Editorial: What Reuven Carlyle Got Wrong in His Critique of ST3.
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Did you even read the article?

@2

You were voting 'No' regardless. Your efforts are completely transparent. Lulz.
Aug 11 The Establishment commented on Solutions to Seattle’s Growing Housing Crisis: Part Four.
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Finance with municipal bonds. See:

It also makes us view funding for public housing as charity for the disadvantaged instead of an effective investment to balance an economy.


The bonds can be paid off with rent, it doesn't have to be charity (read:subsidized). The important factors are a) immediately providing housing at the lower end of the market, and b) removing the profit incentive from the equation.
Aug 10 The Establishment commented on Why NIMBYs And Their Haters Can’t Offer a Deep Solution to the Seattle’s Growing Housing Crisis: Part Three.
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Why would we need additional tax revenue? If developers are able to turn profits by building and selling/renting housing, that should leave room for government to borrow the initial capital needed to build the same, then charging just enough in rent to recoup the costs. Government even has advantages over private developers such as being able to borrow at lower interest rates, and the power of eminent domain.
Aug 10 The Establishment commented on Why NIMBYs And Their Haters Can’t Offer a Deep Solution to the Seattle’s Growing Housing Crisis: Part Three.
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Fuck the market, build public housing.

What is to stop the City of Seattle from building apartment buildings, and renting the units at cost (or below) to people at the bottom of the income scale? They could even collaborate with Sound Transit and build it as TOD around the new Link stations coming in ST2 and ST3, establishing transit access for low income folks without the threat of the market pricing them out.
Aug 3 The Establishment commented on What Last Night's Primary Election Results Mean for Housing, Transit, and the Futures of a Bunch of Big-Name Pols.
No mention of the fact that it looks like we're guaranteed a Republican for State Treasurer even though more than 50% of the votes cast were for Democrats?

http://results.vote.wa.gov/results/curre…
Jul 8 The Establishment commented on Seattle Police Union Blames "Minority Movement" After Dallas Shootings.
Let's just hope they take his advice, and place their heads in swivels.
Jun 17 The Establishment commented on Credit Where Credit Is Due.
Why is this on the front page? Is this a meltdown thread?
Jun 7 The Establishment commented on Guest Editorial: What Seattle Can Do to Make Light Rail Happen Years Faster.
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You're talking about fully grade-separated rail. Seattle Subway is easily the loudest proponent for grade separation in the region.
May 31 The Establishment commented on Police Reports Illustrated: A Scary Encounter After Buying an Energy Drink in Ballard.
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Next time, just Trademark That Shit™ like a real boy (or girl, or Whatever™).