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Prof Argues That We Need to End Private Homeownership to Fight Climate Change

Prof Argues That We Need to End Private Homeownership to Fight Climate Change

“California is doomed as long as people keep owning homes”

Isn’t it interesting how every issue leads the left to the same socialist solutions?

The College Fix reports:

Private homeownership interferes with fight against climate change, professor argues

If you’ve heard that Green New Deal supporters want to increase government control over all facets of life more than they want to protect the environment, well, here’s more evidence of that.

An assistant professor of urban planning at UCLA argues in the far-left magazine The Nation that California is doomed as long as people keep owning homes.

“If we want to keep cities safe in the face of climate change, we need to seriously question the ideal of private homeownership,” says Kian Goh, who researches urban ecological design, “spatial politics” and social mobilization “in the context of climate change and global urbanization.”

Goh considers it “news” rather than fevered speculation that “we may only have a dozen years to contain global warming,” as shown by destructive California wildfires in recent months and “precautionary power shutoffs” by utility companies.

Proposed solutions, including a public takeover of Pacific Gas & Electric, are missing one of the most important factors in climate change-driven destruction, Goh warns: “economic development, aspirations of home ownership, and belief in the importance of private property.”

To prevent catastrophe, Americans must reconsider their ideas about “success, comfort, home, and family,” particularly the single-family homes that followed in the wake of the Homestead Act of 1862 and federally backed mortgage insurance, the professor argues.

These policies benefited white middle-class families and “became synonymous with freedom and self-sufficiency” even though they represented “[e]xpansionist, individualist, and exclusionary patterns of housing.”

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Unknown3rdParty | December 28, 2019 at 9:59 am

California is already doomed because of their ridiculous leftist policies which fail good people. Banning private ownership of homes will simply drive desirable people out of the state–if there are any still remaining besides leftists, illegal aliens and homeless… and government aren’t desirable people–and leave the government trying to glean its billion-dollar budget from the illegal aliens and the homeless.

So, let’s see, who will own the homes, then?

It can’t be landlords. They’re all a bunch of greedy capitalists who raise rent on pure, innocent poor people and force them to live with no water and no sewer and dangerously faulty electrical wiring that will start fires and burn them all to death.

And, it can’t be the individual families.

Hmmmm, that leaves ONE entity that could actually own and run the “homes”. Any idea who that entity might be? You get one guess…….

    tz in reply to GWB. | December 29, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    See the streets and sidewalks of San Francacahole, LA, Portpottyland, and SeeAddle.

    OTOH, I’d love to throw the Tech oligarchs onto the streets.

So, who thinks Nancy P will pitch a tent on the streets of SF?

LOL!! I used to tell outrageous lies to see who would believe them, but this guy is way past my limits.

California politicians always place the blame for any problems onto Trump, global warming, homeowners, or someone else. That’s so they don’t ever have to own up to the fact that their own left-wing policies are what are making the state unlivable.

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