Poor? Get Cozy with Your Neighbor.
I especially love this quote by 29-year-old Wil Fenn, whom I want to cyber-make out with because I agree with him so much:
"Everyone talks about free-market solutions," he said, speaking of the city's shortage of lower-priced housing. "But the solution now is the rich get richer and for everyone else it's the equivalent of being a sharecropper in the city. I've been working five or six years now, trying to save up and buy something. Every time I get closer, the goal moves farther away."
Could righteous frustration be voiced any better than that? I think not. (Well, except for the farther/further grammar problem, but let's not split hairs.) That said, what are the solutions to the problem? Nothing. Oh, wait: More huge, expensive high-rises in previously ungentrified parts of the city for the rich and dorm rooms for young hard-working adults. Perfect.