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Old 10-21-2014, 09:08 AM
 
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Smaller unit and shared housing are feasible. I think that would work. The problem is what's holding back viable proposals?
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Old 10-21-2014, 02:07 PM
 
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What's you solution then?
Spread the jobs out some and realize that everyone can't live in the "hip" area.
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Old 10-21-2014, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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That article has issues. My understanding is that food trucks are heavily regulated almost everywhere. So they are not informal. Even if they might appear to be. You can't just cook food and sell it from a truck wherever you want. Nor should you be able to, for obvious reasons.
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Old 10-21-2014, 10:17 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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That article has issues. My understanding is that food trucks are heavily regulated almost everywhere. So they are not informal. Even if they might appear to be. You can't just cook food and sell it from a truck wherever you want. Nor should you be able to, for obvious reasons.
Agreed. Some states even regulate church suppers. And well they should! I recall having to give preventive shots to a bunch of people who were exposed to Hepatitis A at a church potluck. Someone was even concerned about their dog who had eaten some of the contaminated food.
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Old 10-23-2014, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Come to Denver!
I live in Denver and I own a suit Someday I might even take the price tags off
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Old 10-24-2014, 05:39 PM
 
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I live in Denver and I own a suit Someday I might even take the price tags off
Give it to Goodwill. Some unemployed person can use it for a job interview.
I've lived 60+ years without ever owning a suit and tie.
They might actually be illegal in Boulder, and only somewhat tolerated in Denver.

The underground economy (informal?) does tend to provide solutions to needs until those solutions create enough problems to attract the attention of authorities or legal competition.

After the floods last fall, Colorado was swarmed with unlicensed or uninsured contractors, which solved a temporary problem (lack of labor/contractors) but created an equal number of problems.
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Old 10-24-2014, 05:41 PM
 
Location: southern california
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Its not informality
It's illegality
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Old 10-25-2014, 10:11 PM
 
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It's still tied to informality because informal housing and economy evades regulations. I'm gonna take a read of this book, and I'll come back and comment about what's being argued.
Okay, so you haven't even read this book yet? Okay, that explains the disparity between the subject matter and what you're talking about. And you're not talking about the informal economy, you're talking about deregulation.
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Old 10-25-2014, 10:12 PM
 
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Smaller unit and shared housing are feasible. I think that would work. The problem is what's holding back viable proposals?
It sounds like you already have an answer you want to suggest. Upon what evidence do you support your contention? Sounds like you're just making a generalization, not really enough to draw conclusions about what could work vs. what couldn't work.
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Old 10-28-2014, 10:15 AM
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I think cities should allow them. Not all housing and commerce should have to be permitted. Zoning and regulations often cause rent hikes. Not that all regulations are bad.
There's a vast difference between NYC housing which has had regulated rents which distort the market and other cities.

Houston has no zoning. It does have regulations. But basically, you can build any housing you want anywhere you want (at least as long as there aren't rich neighbors who will try to sue you and delay you long enough that its not economically feasible).
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