Re: Affordability
From: David Heimann (
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2010 09:15:03 -0800 (PST)


Presumably that's how we managed to get more than 300,000,000 people living on land that before had only 1,000,000 people or fewer living on it.

There may have been other and better methods to have used, but I can't come up with any immediately.


Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 17:32:32 +0000
From: Thomas Lofft <tlofft [at]>
Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Affordability
To: Cohousing Network-L <cohousing-l [at]>


When the Europeans first invaded North America, there was a very communitarian based local culture of nomadic tribes who had affordable housing that they took with them from summer pastures and hunting grounds to winter feeding and camping grounds.

The Europeans introduced three major new ethics: land ownership, firearms, and European government.

Ever since, it has been the concept of control of the land through restricted ownership, as constrained by the regulation of government enforced by the armed militia, that has continuously forced up the price of housing, regardless of the actual cost of moving or erecting a new tepee.

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