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July 29, 2005

More Sprawl

Another reaction to my Sprawl column:

Yesterday I went to a moving party for some friends who are going to Kansas City. He’s a carpenter, she’s a stay at home mom who will work again as a teacher at some point. They sold their place in Edmonds, will be able to buy twice the home at half the money and probably still have $50K left over to fund college. Pretty amazing. But also a transfer of wealth. Everyone talks about wealth transfers with social security and medicare, but who is going to keep the housing bubble inflated? The same children who will be stuck with mcjobs and the high costs of the boomers’ social security and medicare? These long term finances get really sobering.

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Posted by Bruce Ramsey at July 29, 2005 10:03 AM



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