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in the past few hours robotslave commented on Don't Listen to the SECB—Vote for Jess Spear.
Median household income for Capitol Hill in 2011 was $74,989, compared to $61,037 for Seattle as a whole (source).

You most likely conflated individual median income with household median income in this post.

The notion that Capitol Hill is a "working class" neighborhood falls somewhere between risible and offensive.
10:58 PM yesterday robotslave commented on Mayor Murray Instructs SPD Not to Evict Disabled Veteran from West Seattle Home.
@3

Ansel definitely saw the comments you mention, and has obviously made a deliberate choice to leave those facts out of his essays on this topic.

This isn't reporting. This is what The Stranger will sometimes refer to as "advocacy journalism."

There are other terms for it, but they're quite a bit less flattering.
10:11 PM yesterday robotslave commented on Mayor Murray Instructs SPD Not to Evict Disabled Veteran from West Seattle Home.
@29

Guy, why don't you take the cape off, climb down off the roof of that shed, and tell us exactly how you acquired those superhuman powers of perception?
8:35 AM yesterday robotslave commented on Guest Editorial: Seattle's Band-Aid Solution for Displaced Tenants Isn't Good Enough, and Here's Why.
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The densest cities in the world have the highest real estate prices.

In broad terms, density follows price. If Seattle were built up to Manhattan-like levels of density, housing would be even more expensive than it is now-- because the only force strong enough to cut through Seattle's thicket of neighbourhood organizations and conservative zoning, and get those new apartment towers built, is higher prices.
8:17 AM yesterday robotslave commented on Guest Editorial: Seattle's Band-Aid Solution for Displaced Tenants Isn't Good Enough, and Here's Why.
@7

Unfortunately, glibertarian economics doesn't work at all when you have a fixed resource (urban land) and a very strong public interest in how that resource is used (manifested as local politics and zoning law).
7:51 AM yesterday robotslave commented on Guest Editorial: Seattle's Band-Aid Solution for Displaced Tenants Isn't Good Enough, and Here's Why.
OK, but what about the hardworking people currently living in places lacking opportunities and/or amenities, who want to move into neighbourhoods that have all that nice transit and shopping and jobs and community-- what are they supposed to do?

Just shut up, stuff their useless savings under a mattress, and resign themselves to spending the rest of their lives in places like Shoreline?
Jul 15 robotslave commented on Uber and Lyft Are Finally Legal In Seattle! Go Do the Rideshare Thing!.
@34

Cruising for parking (which happens on only a fraction of traveler-driven trips) takes up less energy and causes less congestion than travelling between fares (which happens on almost all chauffer-driven hired-car trips) and idling outside pickups waiting for the fare to board (which alone would average more time per trip than circling for parking).

Do yourself a favor-- just don't bring up livery services when you're advocating reduction in car ownership (but please do continue with that advocacy).
Jul 15 robotslave commented on Uber and Lyft Are Finally Legal In Seattle! Go Do the Rideshare Thing!.
@33

I'm not ignoring the problem of car storage; I'm bringing up the chauffeured hired cars' problems of congestion and energy use, which you seem to be completely unwilling to talk about.

Shared vehicle pools are a much more responsible choice, socially and environmentally, than livery services.

And at least in terms of congestion, energy use, and pollution, privately owned traveler-driven cars are also a better choice than chauffeured hired cars.
Jul 15 robotslave commented on Uber and Lyft Are Finally Legal In Seattle! Go Do the Rideshare Thing!.
@30

Erm, are you are assuming that car owners never take the bus, walk, or use a bicycle?

At any rate, the comparison in question is not between car owners and people who don't own cars; it's between using a chauffeured hired car, and personally driving yourself to where you're going, be it in a vehicle you own yourself, or via a vehicle pool service (e.g. zipcar, car2go).

The hired chauffeured car creates more congestion and uses more energy than the car driven by the traveler.
Jul 15 robotslave commented on Uber and Lyft Are Finally Legal In Seattle! Go Do the Rideshare Thing!.
@28

You omit the fact that livery services (including ones structured like Lyft and Uber) carrying single passengers put more cars on the road than single-occupancy vehicles (due to travel between fares) and burn more oil (due to idling, and again to travel between fares).

Chauffeured hired cars don't reduce congestion and fossil fuel waste; they exacerbate these problems.

In terms of ecology and traffic flow, one passenger per car is actually worse than one car per driver.
 
 

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