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Old 01-20-2018, 07:23 AM
 
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Like i said, bait and switch.. just like a use car dealer.
Horrible analogy.

If you have an agreement for a six month lease for xyz/month, and complete those six months paying xyz there is no bait and switch, you got exactly the terms of the deal you agreed to. Trato hecho. I don't know what alternate universe you imagine where agreeing on a price for a given term has an implicit guarantee of no future price increases after the term is up, but I'd recommend not basing your personal finance decisions on things that happen in said universe.
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Old 01-20-2018, 07:27 AM
 
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i think a certain someone here needs the doctor phil forum not the economic forum
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Old 01-20-2018, 07:33 AM
 
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i think a certain someone here needs the doctor phil forum not the economic forum
Or maybe an Econ 101 class. Based on threads started there is no basic understanding of how lending works or supply and demand. Just poorly constructed arguments on why they should work otherwise.
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Old 01-20-2018, 07:54 AM
 
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It sucks because it's part of how we learn, by analyzing our personal finance decisions and their results to make better choices going forward or at least be able to appropriately weigh different factors based on their previous and potential impacts on a bottom line.

Going through logic contortions to frame oneself as the victim of imaginary malfeasance retards that process. That is how we end up with middle aged men flipping burgers while making 32k posts.
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Old 01-21-2018, 02:36 AM
 
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That i can agree with. But you get those not in my back yard kiddies and other politic BS that prevents this.
Those same NIMBYs also block new housing projects that are close-in to job centers as well.
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Old 01-21-2018, 02:38 AM
 
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I am bemused that this is considered a solution. For one thing, it is absolutely unlikely to exist without significant government subsidy - the costs are stratospheric and the ROI at any reasonable passenger rate probably stretches to a half-century. I'd say there are better ways to spend collective money than to enrich a construction company or two and a handful of rail executives.

And all it would do is assure that Smallville, 60 miles out, becomes a more expensive place to live. Net gain: zero to something negative, long commutes for a lot of people included.
Yeah, California's bullet train is way over budget. They totally lied about the cost, yet people voted it in anyway.
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Old 01-21-2018, 02:44 AM
 
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Or maybe an Econ 101 class. Based on threads started there is no basic understanding of how lending works or supply and demand. Just poorly constructed arguments on why they should work otherwise.
A spelling class wouldn't hurt, either.
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Old 01-21-2018, 09:12 AM
 
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Reality is that high COL and high salaries go hand in hand. Sure there are those who make high salaries in low COL places, but they tend to be the exceptions not the rule. Reality also tells us businesses cater to those with money to spend. That’s why you don’t see Starbucks or an Apple Store in poor neighborhoods. They’re in business to make money which is a good thing for those who rely on them for employment.
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Old 01-21-2018, 10:53 AM
 
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Yeah, California's bullet train is way over budget. They totally lied about the cost, yet people voted it in anyway.
Such things always run far over budget and usually miss expectations. We're such suckers for these kind of promises.
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Old 01-21-2018, 03:06 PM
 
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Such things always run far over budget and usually miss expectations. We're such suckers for these kind of promises.
Yes, they do. I wish we wouldn't be such suckers, but I guess that's an insane fantasy.
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