I would like to hear what you have to say about global warming and the
burning of fossil fuels.......
That should be interesting...............
Or do we just go on and keep burning all the oil and give a %^$#^
What happened to construction, I thought this was a construction
Constructive talk..........meaningful discussion, not ranting and
Yep. I never followed it up with any deep research though.
What struck me most, though (and you mention this below), is the land
area covered by roads.
I think I read somewhere that 6% of Manhattan's surface area are roads.
Anybody know is this is correct?
As things are today, much of this polulation gorwn is latin american
immigration, much of which is illegal. I don't see how they can legaly
put in an order for real estate.
Thats incorrect - a good deal of economic growth has happened because of
better production methods that allows one human to do the work of many,
who do not have the same machines to perform their labor.
The industrial revolution is the prime example of this. So was/is the
regards , Peter B. P. http://macplanet.dk
Washington D.C.: District of Criminals
The standard housing development begins with raw land and plows roads
through them. Then, the housing starts are processing and building begins.
Not the other way around.
What happens afterward is widening of access roads to this aforementioned
development, adding shops and stores along the said access road along the
way. Its a support structure for the people who frequent such roads.
Common sense, its (start) simple permission of the governing locale allowing
commencing of building a home.
Its also comparison of undefined housing starts. That is, one could be a
vast majority of modest homes with another sample of starts of more
expensive homes involved. That is, simple comparison of number of housing
starts in one year to another year is comparing apples and oranges unless we
know what the starts are starting in terms of monies.
Housing starts are an
See above, could be BS as well.
Uhhhh, the VAST majority of people borrow to purchase a home as that is
their only alternative. Will has nothing to do with it.
The chicken and egg thing is the basis of the economy, not just housing.
Another instance is Social Security, its very basis is a constantly
increasing population paying in vice paying out.
Don't worry, nature always rebounds. We, and our grandchildren, just won't
be around when it does...
The planet has be human over-populated for over a century now. Its just a
matter of time.
People will succumb to lack of resources and lack of usable land for their
sustenance like any other creature of nature.
How about a tax to support any military conflict/police action over 3 months
Total acreage of the U.S. = 1876 million acres
Assuming 100 million households, and assuming the average "house" covers 0.1
acres (should be much less than that due to apartment buildings, condos)
then houses cover 10 million acres.
Percent of land covered by houses: 10/1876 = 0.5%
If this doubles over next century, then 1% of land will be covered. (Note:
much of this will be due to Mexican immigration, so lots of crummy 'houses'
in Mexico will become abandoned and will revert to nature)
Dan in Philly
I live on an abandoned tobacco farm. The barn was burned in our
fireplace. There are 150 houses where there used to be one tobacco farm.
Do we need more tobacco or more houses? There are all kinds of trees on the
land now, but at one time there were none. I so happen to have a buy-out
for a tobacco allotment (on another piece of land). But do we need more
The entire population of the world, 6.6 billion, could be given
single-family homes (figuring 5 persons per family, low for the world)
on quarter-acre lots, with yards to play catch with the kids and all,
and easily fit into four or five decent-sized U.S. states.
Say ... Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arkansas.
Though they might prefer California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada and
Arizona. Nicer weather, with more choice about it.
That's about 15% of the land area of the US.
Then say you create multi-family housing, so one-third of housing area
is single-family homes, one third is two-family homes, and one-third
averages nine families up in apartment buildings, per quarter acre.
Now you've emptied 75% of even that space, and 6.6 billion people live
in about 3.5% of the land area of the US, with the other 11.5%
becoming room for ball parks, offices and shopping center parking
The great bulk of the world's land area is empty. The great weight of
humanity physically bears down upon the globe like dust upon a
As far as just the US is concerned, if it had the same population
density as that infamous hell-hole Bermuda, all its people would fit
into an area somewaht smaller than California and Wyoming combined.
Yes, of course, many people do often.
Since as fate would have it, that's the limit of what the moron
politiciians in the US even know about economics, buisness,
science, engineering, or any subject really.
So, that's obviously where the robots, digital, computers,
fiber optics, laser disks, satellittes, artifical intelligence,
D.U., D,N.A., and cruise missiles came from for the "stsrt-me-up"
This includes interstitial land in urbanized areas,
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