No Home Should Sell for Less Than $100,000

I am appalled by the fact that some people live in homes that cost less than $100,000.  It is truly tragic, and something my conscience can hardly bear.  That is why I support laws that require all homes sold to sell for no less than $100,000.

That is the same argument made by those who support minimum wages, “Sweatshop” bans, and other workplace and compensation regulations.

Every exchange has two sides.  Both parties give something to get something.  When acquiring a home, you give money to get whatever value the home will provide you.  When acquiring a job, you give your productive capacity for money.  If a home costs more money than you have, you simply can’t buy it.  If a wage costs more productive capacity than you have, you simply cannot “buy” it, or exchange your labor for that wage.

Demanding that all homes be sold for at least $100,000 does not magically put money in the pockets of those who have less than that with which to purchase a home.  Demanding work be compensated at a certain price (whether by wage floors, forced offering of benefits, work hour restrictions, etc.) does not magically enhance the productive capacity of the worker.  In both cases, the least well off have simply been priced out of the market.

You may feel sad in your quarter million dollar home when you realize many people have $60,000 houses, but only a fool would respond by demanding homes be sold at a higher price to ease the plight of the less well off.  When you feel bad about people only earning a few dollars an hour, it would be just as foolish to demand that the jobs they wish to purchase only be sold for a higher price than they can afford.

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