Wednesday, September 3, 2014

San Francisco, Urban Farming and Housing Costs---a lesson in Opportunity Costs.

Another adventure in Opportunity Costs.

How Urban Farming Is Making San Francisco's Housing Crisis Worse (The Atlantic)

The City of San Francisco just passed a law giving property owners a subsidy for the operation of an "urban farm".  It is an incentive based on a recently passed State law giving more secure property rights to folks starting an urban farm.

I have no problem with that.

However, in a city where there is much debate and near rioting over "affordable housing" (whatever that means in high rent San Francisco) that is located in a State where 80% of the countrys fruits and vegetables come from (HERE) it seems like the LEAST likely place to promote urban farming.

Read the article and pick out the many other Opportunity Costs that arise from this policy. Fun times!
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